Before applying for a Ministerial Credential, the applicant should evaluate these two requirements.
1. The Church of God in Michigan only credentials persons who are vocational ministers, or those who are doing equivalent work of a vocational minister.
2. There must be a need for professional credential. (Requirement to do one’s ministry in or outside of the Church).
The Church of God in Michigan does not credential Sunday School Teachers, Bible Study Leaders, Hospital Visitors or any other similar volunteer ministers.
The Ordination Process with the Church of God in Michigan is with Leadership Initiative.
Please visit their Website: (http://leadershipinitiativechog.org)
Click New Credentials Candidates Registration and select Michigan. The system will walk you through the rest. A note for your future financial planning:
You must complete your payment of $275 before you are officially enrolled in the Leadership Initiative Commencement module. A Zoom Orientation Meeting acquaints you with the process approximately a month prior to your starting date. An iPad or similar device with a camera is needed. During this time you will get to meet your Ordination and Licensing Team and other candidates who are entering the credentialing process.
The next opportunity you will have to enroll is March 2015 for the Spring 2015 session.
Contact Goldie Kurtzhals,
Director of Administration and Credentialing, with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-369-5890.