Certification / Ordination
We encourage our pastors and leaders to become credentialed.
The rationale for and benefits of credentialing are the following:
A. recognition of God’s calling to and gifting for vocational ministry,
B. interdependency between the local church, the district and the national office, to ensure a
commitment to and alignment of beliefs (Statement of Faith) and ethos,
C. accountability to the local church and to the denomination, both doctrinally and morally,
D. development educationally and personally, and
E. confirmed legal status by the IRS (through EFCA).
The EFCA website has complete information available on all aspects of credentialing.
(Please note: There is a PSCQ questionnaire requirement for licensing & TOO that is currently not listed on these checklists – please take the time to read this information as well – READ)
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