ORDAINED MINISTER CREDENTIALING
Steps to become an Ordained Minister:
1. Every candidate for ORDAINED MINISTER must complete the MIP prior to sitting for the ORDAINED MINISTER test. The MIP begins in the fall of each year and consists of:
- a. 4 CIMS courses (on-line or DVD venues)
- b. 9 Saturday Seminars
- c. Theology of Ministry paper, etc.
If a candidate has a degree from Lee University (in which the candidate has taken PASM 365 & 465 or PASM 390,) or has a degree from an accredited University with a ministry emphasis, he may be exempted from the CAMS program. The candidate will have to submit his/her transcripts to the State Office and after review, the State Office will then request an exemption at the Administrative Bishop’s approval.
2. After the candidates have completed MIP and have received their certificates at Camp Meeting, they may request an ORDAINED MINISTER Application and Local Church Endorsement form to be completed and returned to the State Office.
3. If the candidate has not already had a Background Check completed by the State Office, he must submit $20.00 to have one completed.
4. A candidate must have six months of on time reporting (on or prior to the 5th) to be eligible to test.
5. After all the information is received in the State Office and if the candidate is deemed eligible, the candidate will be contacted prior to the next testing date.
6, 2012 February
3, 2012 March
1, 2012 April
5, 2013 May
Venue Married Single
& Fees alone $625.00 $465.00
+Internet $675.00 $515.00
+VHS $1,025.00 $865.00
+DVD $1,175.00 $1,015.00
Payment: Due at Orientation (No
Married: $400.00 Single: $250.00
Balance: 1/2 Balance
Final Payment Due 3/2/2013
Barnes, Coordinator Rick
Leonhardt Kevin McGlamery Steve
additional information call: Robert
Barnes (205) 942-2090, Ext. 109
Ordained Minister Application
Ministerial Development Information
• Lay Leadership & Development
• New Minister/CAMS/Exhorter
• MIP/Ordained Minister
• Ordained Bishop
• Local Church Endorsement form
• Marital Screening
• Lee University Extension