CREDENTIALING & DEVELOPMENT

ORDINATION:

 

Ordination has three stages:

 

  • An individual, sensing the call of God and the church to pastoral ministry, is first licensed as a local ministerial candidate. The call is affirmed by service in the local church where initial training begins.
  • Step two involves acceptance by the annual conference as a conference ministerial candidate.  The candidate also prepares for the third step through course work and service.
  • In the third step a candidate is elected to ordination as an elder and becomes a full conference member.
  • Click here to fill out our ordination form.

COURSE REGISTRATION:

 

Some of your required courses are offered through the Free Methodist World Ministries Center (both online courses and correspondence courses). Please call 317-244-3660 and ask for Debra Hancock to make a payment for a course (at $50 per credit hour) using either a debit or credit card. In a correspondence course (which is 8 months long), you choose your own start date with your instructor. See the schedule below for our online courses (which are 7 weeks long).

2020 Course Registration schedule         July 21, 2020,            September 8, 2020 and October 27, 2020     

 

Click here to register for your course.  Thank you.           

    Information:

 

The Department of Leadership Development is committed to assisting the church:

 

  • Discover lay, pastoral and educational leaders

 

  • Connect leaders to the church in a meaningful relationship, and

 

  • Equip leaders for effective ministry in the world.

 

  • Call 317-244-3660 if you have questions.

   Take a look at the materials the Light + Life Bookstore has to offer for your credentialing needs.  Click here!