Join Grace International
Receive Pastoral Credentials Through Grace International:
There are three levels of licensing: Pastoral Development or Specialized Ministry; General; and Ordination. If you don’t currently have credentials with another organization, you would start with a Pastoral Development or Specialized Ministry License. You must be supporting a local church and be active in local ministry. You will need a recommendation letter from a sponsoring pastor.
Local Church Interested In A Covering?
If you are representing a church body that is looking for association and covering, please contact the National Office, 713-558-8030, and we can give you more information about the process of joining Grace International Churches and Ministries.
Transfer Your Current Credentials From Another Organization:
If you are currently credentialed with another organization but are interested in transferring your license to Grace International, call the National Office, 713-558-8030, or send an email to [email protected]. We will put you in contact with the Superintendent of your District and he will walk you through the application process.
All applications must remain on the original form and format, which can be typed in or printed in ink. Computerized forms are also available upon request.
The Grace International Constitution and By-laws is to be read before completing application. The District Superintendent (DS) will provide you a copy of it or you can find it on this website.
A recent photograph must be submitted with your application, preferably in color and at least 2″x3″ in size. We require a spiritual resume be attached to each application. There is a $115 credential fee that must accompany first-time applicants. Please note that this fee will be returned in the event the application is not accepted.
When paperwork is complete, send it to the DS. A personal interview will be scheduled with you and the district committee. The DS will then submit your file to the National Office for final approval and processing.
The National Office will notify you of the action taken within six weeks of date received.
If you simply want to talk with someone about your interest and specific situation, fill out this form below and a representative in our National Office will contact you.