Sensing a Call to Ministry?
So you sense a call to ministry? What do you do now?
We know the process can seem a bit overwhelming at times, so we have broken it down for you. The first step is to formally tell us here in Texas that you believe you are being led to apply for ordination credentials with the Church of God Ministries, Anderson, IN. That is the initial phase, and the steps to do that are given here.
Read and submit the following:
Step 1: Who Should Be Credentialed?
Step 2: Letter of Intent
Step 3: Application Fee. You can submit your $100 application fee online using Visa or Mastercard, or you can mail your payment to the address listed below. This fee covers the cost of your background check and other Texas administrative costs.
Step 4: Release of Information and Background Check. These TWO forms give us permission to obtain a background check on you. Since a hand written signature is required, you must download, print, and then either mail, fax, or scan/e-mail both forms to us. Our address is listed at the bottom of this page.
Step 5: Photo of Applicant. Submit any size, via mail or e-mail. It does not need to be a professional photo; a good head/shoulder shot with a cell phone camera is fine.
Once all of these steps have been completed, we will send your application to Leadership Focus (LF) at the Church of God Ministries, Anderson, IN. You will then receive a welcome e-mail from them explaining the Leadership Focus process and telling you what your next steps are. Please know that "Module 1" of Leadership Focus is still only part of your application to begin the major steps of the credentialing process. At this point of Leadership Focus, there is still no guarantee that your application will be approved to move beyond Module 1 and enter into the primary part of the ordination process.
Once approved, Leadership Focus will continue to be your guide through your entire credentialing process along with the Texas Church of God Credentials Committee. This process includes periodically meeting with the Texas Credentials Committee to assess how things are going for you.
If you have any questions, please contact
Vicki Junck at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our mailing address is:
Texas Church of God State Office
3715 Preston Ave.
Pasadena, TX 77505