Licensing & Ordination
Become an Ordained Minister of the Gospel
through International Circle of Faith.
Becoming a licensed or ordained minister is not a trivial matter. It represents the setting a part of an individual for ministry. As an ordained minister you are joining a group of Men and Women who are devoted to the highest level of spiritual conviction. Ordained ministers are granted the ability to organize fellowship, officiate weddings, start congregations, and more. Becoming ordained as a Christian minister is a step that should be taken with the utmost level of seriousness and dedication.
The Laying on of Hands
Laying on of hands is the government of God in ministry order. There is a dimensional order in God and his purpose goes far beyond initial salvation. A minister is placed under the authority of the Government of God. Government is the vehicle for dispensing God’s authority in the Church. The hand is a type of the ministry of God. Ministry is not self-appointed but comes through the laying on of hands. A ministry father must lay his hands on a ministry son, the meaning of this is the sanctioning of the son’s ministry so that he is in Scriptural order. The hand is also a type of the five-fold ministry or Presbytery. This is an important vehicle of divine, spiritual, and generational impartation. Acts 8:18; and 1 Timothy 4:14.
Ordination?What comes to mind
What comes to mind when you hear the word "ordination"? For many the word likely arouses a variety of thoughts, ideas, and emotions. Perhaps they think of ordination as an official designation given to ministers of the gospel. Have you ever thought about what it means to be legally ordained, or the process involved in becoming such? The word "ordained" or "ordination" often conjures up the thought or idea of a spiritual act or religious ceremony that involves the "laying on of hands" of one individual to another; a spiritual act that consecrates an individual as a minister of the gospel. This spiritual act is generally modeled after the "ordination" of Barnabas and Saul.
As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away.
This act is commonly practiced amongst many churches and ministries today, but is this act alone enough for a minister to be legally ordained? Although the state or federal governments will not question one's "spiritual ordination", many ministers are unaware that their ordinations do not meet the requirements of ordination for legal purposes. To better understand the reasoning behind that process, it is necessary to understand the definition of a minister for legal purposes.
Ordained ministers are legally authorized
to perform all religious functions:
1. Conduct religious worship
2. Religious instruction
3. Administer communion
4. Provide spiritual counseling
5. Serve on the board of directors of a church
6. Ministry administration
7. And other sacerdotal functions including
8. Conduct baby dedication ceremonies
9. Perform baptisms.
10. Perform weddings.
11. Conduct funerals
12. Visit the sick and shut in.
13. Minister in prisons