It is our desire to train the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12). We offer ministerial credentials to individuals that complete an individualized course of study and have evidence of a call to ministry on their lives. We currently offer two levels of ministry credential; Licensed Minister and Ordained Minister.
Credential Holder Rights and Responsibilities
Individuals holding ministry credentials shall have the rights, privileges, responsibilities, and protections of any clergy for service in and through this church.
The Secretary of the Church Council will maintain all ministerial credential holder records.
Ministry Credential Basic Requirements
- Evidence of the infilling of the Holy Spirit
- Evidence of a call to ministry
- Christian character
- Doctrinal agreement
Courses of Study
A member of the (Pr|T)eaching Team familiar with the candidate and their ministry will recommend the necessary course of study, if any, to the Church Council. The Church Council will then act on the recommendation and set the course of study for the candidate.
A credentialed minister with the same or higher level of credential will oversee the courses of study and internship.
The Licensed Minister credential is intended for individuals who are entering some form of vocational ministry. This is often the beginning of a lifetime of vocational ministry service.
The Licensed Minister shall have someone with an Ordained Minister credential as a mentor and meet with them regularly concerning spiritual growth and ministry effectiveness.
The Ordained Minister credential is intended for individuals who have demonstrated God’s lifetime vocational ministry call on their lives.
An individual must hold a Licensed Minister credential, or its equivalent with a like believing credentialing body, for 2 years before Ordination credentials can be issued.
Transfer of Ministerial Credentials
Cell Life Church may issue reciprocal credentials from a like believing ministerial credentialing body at the discretion of the Church Council.
The applicant must present evidence of the existing credential to the seated church council. This evidence can include, but is not limited to:
- A letter on official letterhead of the credentialing body.
- Certificate describing the credential with organizational seals and signatures present.
- Letters from a minimum of two credentialed ministers who can attest to the credential.
- Other evidence as established and accepted on a case by case basis by the seated Church Council.
Please provide all of the following information so we can process your application for ministerial credentials with Cell Life Church International. We do not guarantee ministerial credentials. The Church Council reviews and approves or declines all applications for credentials.
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