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For Ministers Seeking Credentials

Ministers are men and women called of God to serve the church in an official leadership capacity who normally have special education for such a ministry, whose leadership roles are certified through licensure or ordination, and who receive financial remuneration for their services. This includes ministers such as pastors, evangelists, Christian education or youth ministers, chaplains, or persons directly involved in the theological training of people for ministry.

Ministerial Categories and Procedures for Credentials

  • Establish membership in a local Missionary Church;
  • Counsel with their pastor and regional superintendent as to the nature and condition of their call from God to the ministry;
  • Receive an official recommendation from the board of their local church; and
  • Submit a completed Application for Ministerial License Part I to the regional director for consideration by their Regional Executive Board.
  • Licensed Minister

    Licensed ministers are those whose ministerial calling and gifts have been formally recognized by a regional conference, through the granting of a ministerial license, authorizing them for and appointing them to actual service in the ministry, subject to supervision and evaluation, as a step toward ordination.

    Ordained Ministers

    Ordained ministers are those whose calling, gifts, and usefulness have been demonstrated and enhanced by proper training and experience, and who have been separated to the service of Christ by the regional conference and by the solemn act of ordination and thus have been fully invested with all the functions of the Christian ministry.

    For information on the credentialing process and access to the required documents click here.

    For Congregations

    In the broadest sense, the Missionary Church is over 206,000 people in more than 1,800 congregations in 35 countries. There are over 400 congregations in the United States.

    In short, the Missionary Church is an evangelical denomination committed to church planting and world missions. With the National office located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Missionary Church joins with its local and regional/district ministries, WP USA, the Missionary Church Investment Foundation, Bethel College (Mishawaka, IN), and the Church Multiplication Training Center to communicate the message of Christ with an aggressive strategy.

    The Missionary Church strives to be focused more on the fulfillment of the Great Commission than on being a denominational organization.

    Congregations considering joining the Missionary Church are encouraged to look over the information provided by our Denominational office or contact the Central Region office. It would be our privilege to discuss the possibility of your congregation becoming part of the Missionary Church.

    For information and an application click here.

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