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Becoming a Licensed Official Worker

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This is the license you have been issued, it is a preparatory license to provide opportunity for mentoring by experienced pastors, for the development of skills in ministry and church leadership, and demonstration of Christian character for persons who are called to serve the church as an official worker with the possibility of ordained or consecrated ministry. Uniform Policy on Licensing and Certification, Manual of the C&MA (E3-3-4)

A Church Ministry Worker License may be issued to persons who are appointed by the district superintendent to serve in local church ministries involving the ministry of God’s Word and limited leadership responsibilities, but who do not seek to serve as an ordained or consecrated worker, nor exercise the privileges of ordained/consecrated ministry. Persons who hold this license serve the church under the immediate oversight of an ordained official worker. Uniform Policy on Licensing and Certification,  Manual of the C&MA (E3-4)

30 Hours Bible/Theology/Ministry
Alliance Polity
Assigned Reading
Missions Awareness Project
Min 1 year ministry experience in C&MA church
Mentor/Coach assigned
Completed personal growth plan
Recommendation elders/pastor
Affirmation by LO&CC

An Ordained Official Worker License may be issued to men who are appointed by the district superintendent to serve in pastoral and other related ministries which have as a primary responsibility preaching and teaching the Word of God, administering ordinances, and leading the church. In addition to pastor and/or senior pastor positions, such ministries may include ministers at large, national and district evangelists, workers in educational institutions, federal and institutional chaplains, retired personnel, men assigned to special ministries, and those who are unassigned or who have been granted an approved leave of absence. Uniform Policy on Licensing and Certification, Manual of the C&MA (E3-2)

30 Hours Bible/Theology/Ministry (accredited institution)
Alliance Polity
Min 2 years of ministry experience in C&MA church
Mentor/Coach
Completed personal growth plan
Recommendation elders/pastor
Affirmation by LO&CC
Complete assigned reading
Mission awareness project
Preaching Evaluation
Alliance distinctives Theological position papers completed
Other preparation material and projects
Written comprehensive examination Oral examination by LO&CC

A Consecrated Official Worker License may be issued to women who are appointed by the district superintendent to serve in church and other related ministries (except for that of pastor and/or senior pastor) which include preaching and teaching the Word of God and administering the ordinances under the oversight of elders and/or an ordained official worker, and providing leadership to the church and its ministries. In addition to local church ministries, such service may include national and district evangelists, workers in educational institutions, federal and institutional chaplains, retired personnel, women assigned to special ministries, and those who are unassigned or who have been granted an approved leave of absence. Uniform Policy on Licensing and Certification,  Manual of the C&MA (E3-3)

30 Hours Bible/Theology/Ministry (accredited institution)
Alliance Polity
Min 2 years of ministry experience in C&MA church
Mentor/Coach
Completed personal growth plan
Recommendation elders/pastor
Affirmation by LO&CC
Complete assigned reading
Mission awareness project
Preaching Evaluation
Alliance distinctives Theological position papers completed
Other preparation material and projects
Written comprehensive examination Oral examination by LO&CC

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