© 2017 Global Christian Ministry Forum Canada / Groupement Chrétien Ministère sans Frontières Canada

 RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERS 

Each member is expected to attend at least three GCMF events which include regional meetings and fellowship activities in their district as well as annual conferences.  If attendance is impossible a written explanation will be accepted.


All GCMF credential holders are required to give 2% of their total income from all sources as ministerial dues. This may come from you personally or from your church/ministry for you. It may be paid yearly or in installments. You may pay online by credit card or mail cash or cheques to Global Christian Ministry Forum Canada, P.O. Box 52 Caledon Village, ON, Canada, L7K 3L3. This contribution is considered dues and the percentage required may be increased upon due notification. Your dues are considered charitable and you will receive a charitable receipt at the end of the year.


Each member must submit an annual report of their ministry and the appropriate renewal fee when they file their annual credential renewal forms.

THREE INDIVIDUAL TYPES OF CREDENTIALS ARE OFFERED 
CHRISTIAN WORKER QUALIFICATIONS
The candidate must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
  • Involved in a definable ministry above and beyond usual church volunteer activities
  • Recognized by associates as a person showing ministerial calling and qualities

 

LICENSED MINISTER QUALIFICATIONS
The candidate must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
  • Recognized by ministry associates as a person showing one of the ministry gifts enumerated in Ephesians 4: 11 (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher)
  • Involved in a ministry that demands recognition as a clergy person
  • Have a definable ministry position in an organized church

 

ORDAINED MINISTER QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates considered for ordination must have been licensed with GCMF for a period of not less than one year or must have held ordination with another reputable, GCMF recognized organization immediately prior to applying with GCMF.  Holding a License with GCMF for one year does not automatically qualify a candidate for ordination.  The candidate must also satisfy at least one (1) of the following criteria:

  • Engaged in a successful Apostolic, Prophetic, Evangelistic, Pastoral or Teaching ministry (Ephesians 4: 11) that is recognized by peers and evidenced by followers

  • Employed by a ministry that requests the ordination of the candidate.  (If the requesting ministry is controlled by the candidate they must also satisfy one other point.)

  • Engaged in professional ministry where ordination is an asset

  • Engaged in voluntary ministry where ordination is a legal requirement.

 

A person seeking ordination must obtain letters of endorsement from ministry associates that demonstrate qualification according to the above criteria. GCMF may also seek additional pertinent information and letters of endorsement as they see fit. Ordination is awarded only after a thorough search of a person’s references and the endorsement of others who know the results of their ministry. Those which are accepted, will receive confirmation of their call by the laying on of hands. This can be done in a specified meeting or a local church. Arrangements must be made with the office of the District Coordinator or with the central office, as required.

GCMF Canada members with Ordained Minister status can be registered to solemnize marriages in the following provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba. Other provinces may be added as needed.

Mail-In Credential Application

Download and print our credential application which can be mailed into our office with your form of payment.

Online Credential Application

Fill out our online credential application and pay online through our secure website.

Online Reference Form

Fill out our Online Reference Form which can be submitted to our office electronically.

Mail-In Reference Form

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