A. Ordination is reserved to individuals called by God who have surrendered their life to the Lord Jesus Christ, to be used in the pursuit of a life long ministerial calling, fulfilling the role as an anointed one of God, set apart.
1. Ordination is the act of 2 Timothy 4:5 or any other assembly, holding in common the belief in salvation by no other name than Jesus Christ, whereby an individual is acknowledged as being set apart for ministry by God.
2. Because ordination is reserved to God it is 2 Timothy 4:5 responsibility to confirm such by the following:
a. By verbal confirmation in prayer.
b. By an act signifying the anointing of the Holy Spirit in the ordained life.
c. By presenting the ordainee with a certificate of ordination containing the official seal of the ministry.
1. The individual must be or have previously been ordained by a ministry which hold like beliefs as 2 Timothy 4:5 believing that there is salvation by no other name than Jesus Christ.
2. The individual must be mature in the Lord.
3. The individual must have made a commitment to full time ministry.
a. Full time commitment does not exempt an ordained individual from being required to fulfill outside employment.
b. Full time ministry does not prevent the ordained individual from performing outside employment.
c. Full time ministry is described as ones primary responsibility is to the work of God and to the duties required of a child of God.
4. The individual must be four years beyond the age of accountability.