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Lay Ministry Certificate

Below are the steps to complete the Lay Ministry Certificate process.

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Step 1

Download the Ministry Credentials and Licensure Handbook. 

Review what the Lay Minister is authorized to do and discuss your “calling” with your pastor, your family, and your confidante. Listen to their advice and wisdom.

If your Pastor recognizes the call of God on your life, he/she will communicate with the Regional Bishop and initiate the process. Your Pastor will also plan a setting forth conference to recommend the local church set you forth for the Lay Minister Certificate.

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Step 2

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Step 3

This is the application step.  During this time the Regional Office will send you the Lay Minister Application to complete as well as the background check release form.  

During this time, you are now ready to order your licensing package and start your journey toward licensing in the Church of God of Prophecy.  To get started, please click 

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Step 4

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Step 5

Now you are ready to setup your path timeline to completion.  During this time you will work with your mentor/pastor as well as the Regional Bishop to develop a timeline to complete assignments and prepare for the next steps.

Now you are ready to begin your first assignment and dive into the required materials for Lay Ministry Licensing.  Get started

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Step 6