“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” – 2 Timothy 2:15
Every follower of Jesus Christ is called to minister in some way to those around them. That ministry may be a conversation about Jesus over a cup of coffee. It may be sitting with someone who is going through some crisis and praying for them. It may be responding to a disaster site as part of a disaster relief team, helping to rebuild homes and sharing the Gospel with those who have suffered profound loss. The regular and ordinary ministry of believers to one another and to the community takes on so many different forms. It is the blessing and responsibility of every believer to be available and ready for our Lord to use us as His witnesses in the world.
God also calls some to the particular set-apart ministry of pastoring a congregation. This is a high and very responsible calling. It requires a more intense level preparation by those who have been so called. The responsibilities of pastoral ministry must not be assumed lightly.
This training program has been developed as a means of preparing you to pursue your calling to the set-apart ministry and to equip you with basic biblical knowledge and ministry skills necessary to understand the Word of God and apply it to everyday pastoral ministry.
Those sensing a call to the set-apart ministry should be in contact with their congregational leadership and their regional leadership, discussing their sense of call. Enrollment in the Ministerial Training Program is the first step in preparing for the set-apart ministry. After completing the first four modules in the program you may apply for Licensure through your region. After completing the entire Ministerial Training Program, you may apply for Ordination through your region.
On this page you will find a list of the modules which are included in the training program. You will also find a number of frequently asked questions. Please read through the material carefully and prayerfully. At the end of the page you will be able to download the Student Application Form and the several reference forms you will need to complete your application. Additional instructions are available with those downloads.
May the Lord direct your steps and confirm His calling on your life.
Ministerial Training Committee