Credentialing: Certificate of Ordination

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Credentialing: Certificate of Ordination (COO)

Certificate of Ordination documents and forms

This credential is designed 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. The expectation is, the individual requesting a Certificate of Ordination is theologically proficient and in alignment with the EFCA. For requirements, see "Ministerial Credentialing in the EFCA."

Required Documents for Certificate of Ordination

(pdf copies to print and mail to your district)

  • Certificate of Ordination Application
  • Letter from candidate indicating his desire to be ordained by the EFCA
  • Letter of recommendation from the church of your membership
  • Written paper (recommend you send electronically)
  • Minutes from council
  • Recommendation from the district board or credentialing council
  • Updated EFCA Minister’s Profile
  • Completion of EFCA Required Reading or EFCA History, Theology and Polity course form (unless previously submitted)