Vocational ministry begins with a personal sense that God is indeed calling you to be set apart for ministry within and to the body of Christ. This calling must be tested and authenticated by the larger church. When the church affirms this calling it offers the appropriate credential which endorses you to serve and lead within the various roles of ministry.
The credentialing and endorsement process is crucial in creating a healthy context for ministry. This process makes the pastor accountable to the local church and denomination as well as to the community of pastors in the Covenant Ministerium. Learn more about credentialing through our denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC).
- Learn about Permanent Credentialing through the ECC
- Learn about Annually Renewable Credentials through the ECC
Credentialing in the ECC begins at the conference level. If you feel ready to begin the process, please contact the Central Conference office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 773.267.3060.