Ordination holders are mature ministers whose giftings are duly recognized by the Church of Jesus Christ and are set apart for the purpose of God-called ministry.
Ordained ministers shall have the following functions:
- To solemnize marriage according to the laws of the Province wherein they minister
- To officiate at funerals
- To administer the ordinance of Holy Communion and water baptism
- To perform all other duties consistent with the Gospel Ministry in accordance with the Confession of Faith
All applicants must meet the following qualifications::
- All applicants must be 21 years of age or older
- All applicants must give assent to the bylaws, policies and prescribed Confession of Faith of Anchor Ministerial Fellowship
- All applicants for ordination shall have a recognized, proven ministry – this meaning that there is a clear evidence in the candidate’s life of the following qualities:
- The call of God
- The operation of the public ministry gifts according to Eph. 4:11-12, and 1 Cor. 12:18, 27-31.
- The disposition of genuine spiritual concern for people
- Discipline and maturity in personal life and public ministry
- All applicants must submit the prescribed Application Form completed in it’s entirety along with three Reference Sheets and a signed Sponsor Sheet to the Credential Committee of Anchor Ministerial Fellowship for processing. All applicants applying for ordination shall agree to an interview conducted by the Board of Directors of Anchor Ministerial Fellowship or their appointed representatives. It is recommended that ordination applicants have held General License with Anchor Ministerial Fellowship for at least one year.