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CREDENTIAL TYPES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Global Christian Ministry Forum offers three types of credentials. The type issued will depend on:
  1. The candidate’s ministry qualifications as outlined below
  2. Recommendations from references provided on the application form
  3. Any additional recommendations and/or information GCMF may seek
  4. Personal and/or telephone interviews by a GCMF representative
  5. The final decision of the GCMF credentialing committee.

 

Christian
Worker
 
1
Licensed
Minister

 

2
Ordained
Minister

 

3
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.