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The EFCA offers six distinct types of ministerial credentials. Learn which one is right for you!
Certificate of Ordination
This credential is for qualified males who serve in pastoral ministry in the local church whose primary ministry responsibility is preaching and teaching the Word and who currently hold a valid EFCA Vocational Ministry License.
Transfer of Ordination
Certificate of Christian Ministry
Ministry License – Expedited
Ministry License – Five Year Non-Renewable
Ministry License – Three Year Renewable
The Purpose of Credentialing
- Affirm God’s call upon a person’s life
- Verify that this person meets the qualifications and standards for ministry in the Evangelical Free Church of America
- Approve this person for ministerial service under the auspices of the EFCA
- Provide legal status in the exercise of that person’s ministry
Begin the Credentialing Process
Contact your district leadership today.