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Licensed Minister

Below are the steps to complete the Licensed Minister process.

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Step 1

Download the Ministry Credentials and Licensure Handbook. 

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

If you have completed the requirements for Ministry Licensing and 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 Minister's License.

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Step 2

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Step 3

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 HERE.

This is the Licensure Documents step. During this time the Regional Office will send you the Licensed Minister Application to complete as well as the background check release form.   You will also need to mail or email 3 Character References to the Credentialing Office.  If you entered the process at the Lay Minister Level, some documents may already be submitted.  You can email the references by clicking HERE.

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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.

This step is handled by the Regional Bishop.  Once your documents have all been received, the Regional Bishop will verify and confirm all documents have been received, notify you that your application is approved, and consult with you about your choice of a Mentor.

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Step 6


Step 7

Ministry License Application.  This step is all about welcoming you as an official License Applicant and helping you being the final process for licensure.

Now you are ready to begin your further studies that are required for Ministry Licensing.  Get started HERE.

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Step 8

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