Javascript is currently disabled. This site requires Javascript to function correctly. Please enable Javascript in your browser!

The Process

Becoming a Licensed Official Worker

The first step to becoming a licensed worker is to visit and completing the initial questionnaire.  As part of this you will need to send in a pastoral recommendation as well as your transcripts (see Printable Documents).  After these items are received, you will need to schedule a brief phone interview with our Assistant District Superintendent, Harris Campbell.

After the initial interview you will need to establish a MyCMA profile so that we can get to know you.  Create a MyCMA account at Be sure to check the box "I've read and agree to the Terms of Use" and then click "Create Account."  

Check your e-mail and click on the link provided to activate your account. You will need to enter the User ID and Validation Key provided in the email, then click "Proceed." Sign into your new account with the same e-mail address and password you created.

Download quick start to set up your MyCMA account

Go to and click "My Application" in the blue navigation bar. From there click the red "MyCMA Sign In" button and enter in your username and password. Click the red "Launch Application" button.

Fill out the "Release of Records and Mediation Agreement" and then continue with the rest of the application. This application includes a Doctrinal Questionnaire, Character References, Biographical Inventory, a Bible Knowledge Exam, and several other forms.  

Our district has one additional required item to the ministry application. Below under the Printable Documents section, please complete the Background Check Authorization Form.

Following completion of the Application, an accreditation interview by the district's Licensing, Ordination and Consecration Council (LOCC) will take place.  The committee will assess your character, calling, and readiness for ministry as an Official Worker with The Alliance.  The district office will provide you with the next available date(s) to interview with the Committee upon completion of the Application.

Please note that for various reasons, not everyone is approved for vocational service with the C&MA, but we desire to
help you find your place in God's work.  
For questions regarding the application process, please contact
Amy Petke at

Once you have passed the accreditation interview:

Without placement:  Accreditation provides you the opportunity to seek a pastoral ministry position with any of our churches within the United States as you interact with the appropriate district superintendent.

Ministry opportunity available: You will begin the ordination process (3-year or sustain) by registering for the Alliance Polity Course.  Contact Amy Petke at for more information.

Asset 1 Asset 2 Asset 3