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Ministerial Credentials

Our credentials enable you to be recognized as a
God called pastor, evangelist, youth pastor,
children’s pastor, missionary, counselor, chaplain,
minister of music, worship leader, or teacher. 
All applications are carefully considered, and
applicants receive a copy of the
ICCAN CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS for
review prior to their telephone interview.

PROFESSIONAL MINISTERIAL STATUS

LICENSED MINISTER               ORDAINED MINISTER

Credential Qualifications

1. Must have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord.

2. Be in agreement with the ICCAN Statement of Faith.

3. Have a call of God on your life for ministry.

4. Promote and support ICCAN with your prayers, giving and attendance at conventions and events when able to attend.

5. Demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit in one’s life and a desire to grow in the wisdom and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

6. Provide three character references which affirm a life of integrity and the call of God on your life. One of these must be from a pastor or minister.

7. Be interviewed by one of the ICCAN Credential Committee (by phone), which will then recommend to the Board of Directors approval for License or Ordination.

8. Support ICCAN by giving a one-time application fee, annual renewal fee and monthly love offerings.

Our credentials will help a person be recognized as a God-called preacher, pastor, evangelist, chaplain, missionary, or Bible teacher. Our credentials are granted only to an individual who has a proven ministry, who has met criteria (i.e., standards) set forth by the fellowship (ICCAN), who is preaching and teaching Gospel truth, deeming himself/herself accountable to God and man. Holding credentials with ICCAN gives a member the benefit of equal rights before the law, the community, and the state. All applicants are carefully and prayerfully considered by the **Board of Examiners (Credential Committee). All applicants shall be interviewed via phone by a member of the Credential Committee.

Important note concerning credentials: Certain applicants will not be considered for credentials, including, but not limited to:

(1) persons who have repeatedly demonstrated mental instability, psychosis, or irrational behavior;

(2) persons who are not actively involved in a local church. This refers to those seeking credentials who are not pastors. If they are evangelist, missionaries, etc. they must have a home church and pastor they are accountable;

(3) persons with inconsistent, intermittent, or only short-term ministry experience; or

(4) persons who have been rejected or expelled from other Fellowships or Denominations for serious criminal and/or sexual offenses.

OVERSIGHT AND SPIRITUAL COVERING BENEFITS: One of the greatest commitments made by ICCAN leadership is to provide “wise leadership and accountability.” Our leaders are available to counsel, guide, and discuss ministry goals, direction, and spiritual growth with each member by telephone or face-to-face. We conduct area, state and regional conferences to promote fellowship and training among the membership. A minister may receive his/her credentials without an official ceremony of laying on of hands. However, this ceremony can be made available by their local church pastor or at our area and regional meetings by our leadership.

 

FINANCIAL OBLIGATION: To provide a solid base of support and maintain the ability to operate as a solvent fellowship/ministry, thus enabling ICCAN to reach out to the body of Christ around the world with the tools needed for effective ministry;

Licensed Ministers send a one-time application fee of $100.00 and are required to financially support the ICCAN Fellowship with a monthly love offering of $20.00 minimum.

Ordained Ministers are to give a one-time application fee of $125.00 and give and offering of $25.00 per month minimum.

CREDENTIAL RENEWAL:
Credentials are renewed annually on October 1st of each year. Ministers receiving credentials within a particular year, there renewal will be the following year on October 1st. There is a $50.00 renewal fee for Licensed and $75.00 for Ordained Minister.

NOTE: Due to legal and insurance constraints, ICCAN is unable to accept applications for membership from incarcerated applicants (prison inmates)


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FOR ANNUAL MINISTER RENEWAL FORM GO TO HOME PAGE AT BOTTOM OF PAGE "ONLINE FILING CABINET" AND CLICK ON "OTHER FORMS & APPLICATIONS"

 

 

 

 
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