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Standards for Pastors

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Ordination Standards

CALLING AN ORDINATION COUNCIL OFFICIAL ACTION BY THE CHURCHUpon completion of the license period, if the candidate appears prepared to meet the requirements for ordination, the church shall take official action, either in a congregational meeting or through its official board, to call an ordination council. INVITATION TO COUNCIL PARTICIPANTSThe ordination council shall consist of not less than six ministers together with…

Ethics Standards for Pastoral Candidates

Ethics Standards for Pastoral Candidates Ethics is defined as: “A system of moral principles.” As pastors we insist that our system of moral principles must be firmly fixed upon the truth of the Word of God. Contending with ardor for such qualities as honesty, truth, and Christ- likeness will not be effective, however, unless we practice ethical behavior. That practice of ethical…

Standard of Pastoral Ethics

These standards are recommended in an effort to create a professional understanding within IFCA International and Northwest Independent Church Extension and to preserve the dignity, maintain the discipline, and promote the integrity of our calling – the ministry of Jesus Christ. MY PERSON I will endeavor to pray regularly, to read, study and meditate upon God’s Word and to maintain extended times…