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Ordination and Consecration


All workers newly licensed in the  District are considered "provisional workers" and will begin one of three processes:  1) ordination or consecration, 2) sustaining of previous ordination, or 3) church ministry worker license.  There are specific assignments required for each, please contact the District Office for more information on the requirements for each process. Most workers will complete ordination, which is a 3 year process.  The Ordination/Consecration Manual contains a list of required assignments (see Downloads).

CO Retreat (Year 1 & 2 Requirement) 

Each ordinand and consecrant is required to attend 2 consecutive CO Retreats.  This retreat is a good opportunity to interact with other ordinands and consecrants in the process along with district leaders and members of the Licensing, Ordination and Consecration Council.  Seminars are designed to help the ordinand and consecrant complete their requirements.

This year's CO Retreat is scheduled for November 17-18 at Lake Swan Camp.  Click here to register for this year's retreat.  As a reminder, there is no child care provided for this event.  To view the schedule for the retreat, click on the following link: CO Retreat 2017 Lake Swan.pdf

Alliance Polity Course (Year 1 Requirement for Ordination or Sustaining an Ordination) 

The Alliance Polity Course is for candidates in the first year of ordination/consecration who have not graduated from an Alliance institution or Alliance graduates who have not taken a formal course in Alliance Polity.  The Alliance Polity Course imparts the vision and core values of The Alliance, and familiarizes new workers with the significance and history of The Alliance to the worldwide Christian movement.

The Alliance Polity course is an online course with four modules. Modules one and two are taken together in the first ten-week cohort, and modules three and four are taken in the second cohort. Each cohort has a maximum of ten students and is led by an evaluator who will interact with your discussion forum posts and grade your work. You’ll invest about four hours in the course each week, which includes readings, videos, discussion posts, and assignments you submit.

Everything needed is in the online course, so there is no need to purchase additional textbooks or resources. Cost of the online courses are $100 for each cohort.

For more information or to register for the Alliance Polity Course, click here.

Alliance Strategies in Missions (Year 3 Requirement)

The Uniform Policy of the C&MA Manual requires candidates for ordination and consecration to demonstrate awareness of Alliance missions objectives and methods by completing a course of study as approved by the district superintendent and LOCC. Candidates may meet the requirement by successfully completing the 10-week online Alliance Strategies in Mission course provided by the National Office.

Cost of the online course is $100.00.  To enroll and pay for Alliance Strategies in Mission, please click here.  

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