The applicant believes he/she is called to the ministry while having no definite direction in mind. In most states this credential allows a person to minister in prisons, nursing homes, hospitals, etc. It is basically intended for the individual who does not meet all the requirements for Licensing, who is not in full time ministry, who is just starting out, who does not have a proven ministry.
An individual who holds an FCF Exhorter’s License must have held that credential for at least one year before being allowed to apply for a regular License.
The applicant believes he/she is called to the ministry and is actively pursuing the development of that call through education and experience. A license allows the minister to perform all the sacraments of the church with the exception of marriage.
An individual who holds an FCF License must have held that credential for at least one year before being allowed to apply for Ordination.
The applicant has developed his/her call to the ministry and other seasoned ministers have recognized that call.
Ordination allows the minister to perform all the sacraments of the church including marriage.
The applicant must meet all the requirements for Ordination as set forth in the Ordination Application Requirements.
The applicant is a minister who holds a current, FCF-recognized Ordination with another organization. This minister now wishes to be ordained with FCF Int’l.
The same ordination process is to be completed. The reconfirmed Ordination is complete upon approval of the application. The minister is not required to attend a laying on of hands service, but it is highly recommended that he/she do so for the purpose of agreement.
The Affiliation Program
The Affilliation Program is designed to assist with incorporating and obtaining tax-exempt status. FCF's attorney in Tulsa handles all the legal work. The Affiliate church or evangelestic ministry incorporates under FCF's Federal Group Exemption Number (GEN), using FCF's Constitution and By-Laws.
By Being an Afiliate Church/Ministry you would have spiritual covering and apostolic anointing and networking with other churches and ministries Globally and receive updated information on legal and financial matters pertaining to nonprofit corporations.
You would also be included in the FCF 501(c)(3), have legal assistance with incorporation and obtaining a state charter and have access to our corporate attorney who will review the year and end corporate minutes and financial statements.
The Association Program
The Association Program is deisgned for the church or evangelistic ministry that is already incorporated and has tax-exempt status. These associates look to FCF for fellowship. Leadership, advice, counsel, prayer, resource materials, etc. There is no legal tie between the Assoicate and FCF Int'l. It is a tie of relationship. By being an Associate Church/Ministry. You would have a spiritual covering and apostolic anointing. Networking with other churches and ministries Globally and recieve updated information on legal and financial matters pertaining to nonprofit corporations.