Those who apply for an EFCA credential must be examined for evidence or demonstration of the qualifying standards set forth in Scripture (I Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9; I Peter 5:1-4). The local church which recommends a candidate will be the primary source for review and endorsement that the applicant qualifies by biblical standards. District Councils should include a review of this with the candidate and local church representatives and pass their findings to BOMS as part of their recommendation of the candidate. With the applicant physically present, District Councils shall include a public review of the candidate’s embodiment of these qualities. Along with local church representatives, the Council will then pass their findings on to BOMS as part of their recommendation of the candidate.