Jurisdictional Ordination Board

Procedures for the Ordination of Ministers

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Ordination Board is to serve at the discretion of the Jurisdictional Prelate, for the selection and approval of qualified ministers who embrace the Doctrine of the Church of God in Christ; to be “Ordained” by the Jurisdictional Prelate, for Ministry in the Church of God in Christ, and the world at large, with the Good News of Jesus Christ and the salvation He offers.

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE
The Ordination Board DOES NOT ordain, but rather examines by question and/or exercises as to the fitness or qualifications as set by the discipline of the Church of God in Christ. The major purpose and objective is to select qualified men for ordination, who can help “perfect the saints for the ministry,” and reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

PROCEDURES
If a candidate is to be recommended by their local Pastor, the following prerequisites must be met:

A. Candidate must be a licensed minister, having served under a local Pastor for a minimum of two (2) years.

B. Candidate must complete the on-line COGIC Shield Training. (Click for Instructions)

C. Candidate must complete a background check.

D. A letter of recommendation, by the local Pastor, must be received by the Ordination Board.

E. Pending the results of the background check, the candidate for ordination will be issued an official invitation, giving time, place and procedures for the examination.

F. Each pastor will be given the prerequisites and levels of expectation for the candidate for ordination.

G. The ordination candidate will be given an oral and written examination on all predetermined levels of expectations, and may be asked to give demonstration and/or illustrations of certain procedures or ordinances.

H. The candidate who meets all levels of expectation will be recommended to the Jurisdictional Prelate for Ordination.

STUDY GUIDE
The study guide for Ordination can be obtained by contacting the Ordination Board Chairman, Pastor Timothy W. Brown.

Ordination Board Members

    Pastor Timothy W Brown, Chairman
    Pastor Kenneth Walker
    Elder Lamar Thomas
    Pastor James Bowles
    Pastor Julius Burroughs, Jr.

Ordination Board Forms

Download forms below
Candidate Application
Candidate Check List

For More Info:

Pastor Timothy W. Brown, Chairman
110 Tuscany Lane
Vine Grove, KY 40175
Office: (502) 693-6861
Email: twb3753@gmail.com