Licensing and Ordination
Licensing is an excellent option if you are called to the ministry and you’re pursuing the development of that call. Education and experience are extremely valuable, but so is rubbing shoulders with colleagues in ministry. Licensing provides you with many relational opportunities that will further prepare you to carry out your Divine purpose. More than a formality, licensing serves to additionally validate and establish your calling.
When you have gained some experience in ministry and have begun to develop in God’s calling, you should consider ordination.
To ordain means “to appoint.” Because it is God who ordains, we simply and formally acknowledge that appointment by God in your life. His appointment and His calling go hand-in-hand.
“. . . it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace . . .” (Galatians 1:10).
“Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God . . .” (Romans 1:1).
Like Paul, the Apostle, you have received your function in the body of Christ by grace – and you serve and lead others by that grace of God. Upon your successful completion of the ordination application process, it will be our privilege to lay hands on you and pray for you as God brings further impartation into your life for His service.