Application for Ministerial Credentials

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FFulfill Christian Purpose
ICCM helps its members fulfill their Christian purpose. Individuals accepted as a member through Ordination or Licensed Credentials as an Evangelist, Missionary, Praise and Worship Leader, Minister of Music or Christian Worker, have credibility in the communities they serve and with other churches and Christian ministries.
A – Access
ICCM membership can make available to eligible individuals, churches, and ministries access to third party providers of benefits often otherwise unavailable to them such as: (1) Group Health, Life, Disability and Other Insurance, including catastrophic insurance for terminal illness such as cancer and heart disease, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, long-term care and impaired risk life insurance; (2) Retirement and Estate Planning; and (3) Legal, Accounting, and Tax Services.
I – Influence
ICCM membership expands its members sphere of influence.
T – Training
ICCM membership makes available Christian training through specialized workshops and conferences designed to thoroughly equip individuals, churches, and ministries to do their good work.
H – Help
ICCM helps its members by providing access to a confidential website and private 800# Help Line in which Godly experts are available to answer a huge array of questions arising in its members’ daily walk with God.

Categories For Ministerial Credentials

ORDAINED MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL
ORDAINED CHAPLAIN OF THE GOSPEL
This credential is granted to a person who is considered a part–time or a full–time minister. He or she is certified and authorized to preach, perform holy matrimony, baptize, exhort, confirm and practice any Biblical and religious activity pertaining to the office of an Ordained Minister in accordance with respective ordinances of residence.

Your ordination will be secured after your application and examination are completed and will be effective immediately when you receive your diploma in the mail. A formal consecration service for ordination will be at each Annual Conference by representatives of the Board of Directors.

TEN REQUIREMENTS FOR ORDINATION – (1) Must be at least 22 years of age, (2) Accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, (3) Living a consistent Christian life, (4) Baptized in the Holy Spirit, (5) Be an approved and faithful member in a local church or fellowship, (6) Write an in-depth letter of one’s calling from God, (7) Have three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s Christian character and calling, one from a pastor (recommender must have known the applicant for 2 years), (8) Addresses and phone numbers of recommenders. (9) Copy of your driver’s license, and (10)completion of Biblical Examination.

ICCM does not accept applications for membership from incarcerated applicants (inmates).


LICENSED MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL
This credential is granted to a person who is considered a part–time minister, possibly desiring to be a full–time minister but needs the experience of teaching and performing the sacraments of the Scripture and the recognition of ministerial status among the community at large, as well as, other Christian churches or ministries. Once licensed you are eligible to advance to the ordination level after 1 year. A new application plus additional fees are required.

EIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSE – (1) Must be at least 18 years of age, (2) Accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, (3) Living a consistent Christian life, (4) Baptized in the Holy Spirit, (5) Be an approved and faithful member to a local church or fellowship, (6) Have a letter of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s Christian character (recommender must have known the applicant for 2 years and provide address and phone number). (7) Copy of your driver’s license, and (8) completion of Biblical Examination.


EVANGELIST
This credential is granted to a person who has a burning passion to share their faith with nonbelievers and believers alike, to ground and establish them in their relationship to Jesus Christ. This credential gives this person the recognition they need to hold revivals, church meetings, seminars, and teach Bible based classes.

EIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSE – (1) Must be at least 18 years of age, (2) Accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, (3) Living a consistent Christian life, (4) Baptized in the Holy Spirit, (5) A passion to fulfill the great commission. (6) Copy of your driver’s license, (7) a letter of reference, and (8) completion of Biblical Examination.


MISSIONARY
This credential is granted to one who has a calling from God to the mission fields whether foreign or domestic. This person feels a calling to the hopeless and helpless.

SEVEN REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSE – (1) Must be at least 16 years of age, (2) Accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, (3) Living a consistent Christian life, (4) Baptized in the Holy Spirit. (5) Copy of your driver’s license, (6) a letter of reference, and (7) completion of Biblical Examination.


MINISTER OF MUSIC
This credential is granted to one who has a calling in directing choirs, ensembles, singing groups, bands or is a psalmist themselves and has a calling from God in music.

SEVEN REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSE – (1) Must be 14 years of age, (2) Accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, (3) Living a consistent Christian life, (4) Have a gift from God in music, (5) Send us a resume of your qualifications or life experiences (Please send us an audio CD or tape of your musical talent). (6) Copy of your driver’s license, and (7) Letter of reference from your Pastor.


PRAISE and WORSHIP LEADER
This credential is granted to one who has a calling in leading others in praise and worship unto the Lord. A psalmist in the Body of Christ.

SIX REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSE – (1) Accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, (2) Living a consistent Christian life, (3) Gifted in leading others into the presence of God through praise and worship, (4) Send us a resume of your qualifications or life experiences (or send a CD or audio cassette of a praise and worship service you led). (5) Copy of your driver’s license, and (6) Letter of reference from your Pastor.


CHRISTIAN WORKER
This credential is granted to one who has a calling upon their life and wants to be involved in Christian activities as service unto the Lord. This area of service can be in any field of helps within the Church or community that brings honor and glory to God. This is a ministry of helps being equipped for service.

FOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSE – (1) Accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, (2) Accepting God’s path of purpose toward finding your place of ministry and calling in God. (3) Copy of your driver’s license, and (4) Letter of reference from your Pastor.


MINISTERIAL FEES:
• Ordained Minister (OM) — $150 With Application — Yearly Renewal Fee $60

• Ordained Chaplain (OC) — $150 With Application — Yearly Renewal Fee $60

• Licensed Minister (LM) — $150 With Application — Yearly Renewal Fee $60

• Evangelist (E) — $150 With Application — Yearly Renewal Fee $60

• Missionary (M) — $150 With Application — Yearly Renewal Fee $60

• Minister Of Music (MM) — $150 With Application — Yearly Renewal Fee $60

• Praise & Worship Leader (PWL) — $150 With Application — Yearly Renewal Fee $60

• Christian Worker (CW) — $35 With Application — Yearly Renewal Fee $25


UPON ACCEPTANCE AS A NEW MEMBER OF ICCM, YOU WILL RECEIVE:
(1) Licensed Credential
(2) Newsletter and ICCM Directory
(3) Authorized Credentials For Your Wallet Or Handbag

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