Credentials

Being credentialed as a minister is one of the highest honors a Christian can receive.

Clergy credentials acknowledge God’s calling on an individual and speaks to their maturity.

The honor and leadership positions that come with clergy credentials also brings additional accountability and responsibilities.  

 

“Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we shall incur a stricter judgment.”  
James 3:1 

Commissioned

Clergy credentialing is issued when a person first comes to us seeking ministerial credentials.   Ministers serving part time, having limited education or experience may stay at this level as long as necessary or they may choose to further equip themselves and upgrade to the licensed category. 

Licence

Clergy licensing is given to honor ministers who have increased their training, experience and responsibilities.  Licensed ministers may stay at this level of credentialing or choose to further equip themselves and upgrade to the ordination category. 

Ordained

Clergy ordination is the highest recognition and honor the church can give through credentials. Ordained ministers have proven leadership abilities, have equipped themselves for ministry and have gained more experience than commissioned and licensed ministers. 

The Commissioned Minister

This category of clergy credentialing is issued when a person first comes to us seeking ministerial credentials.

 

If you are serving part time, have a limited biblical education or even limited experience you may begin at this level and remain as long as necessary or your may choose to further equip yourself and upgrade to the licensed credential. 

The Licensed Minister

This category of clergy credentialing is given to honor ministers who have

increased their training, experience and responsibilities.

 

Licensed ministers may be part time or full time. Licensed ministers may stay at this level of credentialing or choose to further equip themselves and upgrade to the ordination category. The licensed category is full clergy credentials. It gives all the rights and privileges of clergy credentialing.

The Ordained Minister

This category of clergy credentialing is the highest recognition and honor

the church can give through credentials.

 

Ordained ministers have proven leadership abilities, have equipped themselves for ministry and have gained more experience than commissioned and licensed ministers. The ordination category is full clergy credentials. It gives all the rights

and privileges of clergy credentialing.