Ministers:While the International Fellowship of Bible Churches, Inc. recognizes that the responsibility for ministering the Gospel to other human beings lies with every Christian, it also recognizes and holds that Christ, the head of the Church, divinely calls some people to devote themselves vocationally to the work of the ordained ministry. As the International Fellowship of Bible Churches, Inc. recognizes this divine call, it endorses the same by taking every suitable step to open the way for candidates to enter the office of the ministry.
For more information, please see the Fellowship Handbook, sections 600 and following.
For a listing of all ministers, or a listing of ministers willing to be considered as the pastor of a new congregation, please contact the Fellowship office.
Affiliate with the Fellowship:The path to ministerial affiliation may take one of several directions. The process of licensing is basically the same for each of the pathways, with the exception of the presentation of the licenses themselves.
For someone preparing for ordination:
The Fellowship of Bible Churches offers a Minister's License for those in preparation for ordination. Whether the applicant is a student in preparation for ministry, or has never held a ministers license with any organization, this license may apply. Details about the ministers license may be found in the Handbook of Faith and Practice at paragraph 611.
For someone seeking ordination:
The Fellowship of Bible Churches serves as an ordaining institution for ministers who have thoroughly prepared themselves for ministry academically, spiritually and professionally. Requirements are necessarily high for ordination. Detailed requirements for ordination are listed in the Handbook of Faith and Practice at paragraph 610.
For Ministers ordained by other organizations:For those ministers already ordained by other organizations, the Fellowship offers affiliation through transfer of elders orders. Details about the transfer of ordination are contained in the Handbook of Faith and Practice at 610.2.