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Credentialing of lead pastors, staff ministers, theological students, and lay ministers is a function of our denominational Office of the Ordered Ministry in partnership with the Superintendent and the Conference Committee on Ministerial Standing elected by the Conference Ministerium. Visit the Department of the Ordered Ministry link on the Covenant's web-site for a complete description of the types of licenses available and general requirements. An orientation program is available through our denominational office for persons interested in pursuing ministry within The Evangelical Covenant Church. Information regarding this orientation program is also available on the Covenant web-site,

For further information regarding Covenant minister credentialing or securing appropriate forms to initiate the process, contact Kristine Gilmore at kristine.gilmore(at)

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