Q: What are the requirements to becoming a Christian minister?
A: To be accepted as a Christian minister you must meet the following three requirements:
Q: Don't I need to earn a university degree in theology to become ordained?
A: No. There is a difference between a degree in theology and becoming ordained as a minister. A theology degree is an academic certification, generally requiring anywhere from 2 to 10 years of university study to obtain. Academically, a degree in theology is considered the same as a degree in philosophy and is generally required if you wanted to teach religion at a university level.
Ordination simply requires a demonstration of your commitment to the church and is provided as an acknowledgment of the church's recognition of your commitment. Ordination is widely accepted to perform all religious ceremonies, including weddings.
Q: Will I be authorized to perform weddings in my state?
A: Your minister ordination certificate fulfills the spiritual requirement to perform all religious ceremonies, including weddings. In most states, no further action will be necessary on your part once you have received your certificate. In a few states, newly ordained ministers must also register with their county clerk, submit a copy of their ordination certificate, and pay an additional fee (this fee varies, but it's usually small). Click here to view marriage laws by state.
Your rights to religious freedom are guaranteed by the US Constitution. The manner in which you express your faith cannot be discriminated against, nor can an online ordination be treated any differently than an ordination performed in a chapel, cathedral, or any other venue.
Q: I have lived a life of sin. Am I still eligible to become a minister?
A: Yes. We are all sinners and God knows that. However, before becoming a minister, you must pray for forgiveness of all your past sins.
Q: Can I start my own church once I become an ordained minister from the Christian National Church?
A: Yes, there is nothing that would please God more. When a new disciple creates a house of God to worship and pray, God leads the way.
Q: Do you offer any books or materials to help get me started as a new minister?
A: Yes. We offer an excellent book for new ministers on how to officiate a wedding, which includes detailed instructions on how to prepare for the ceremony and how to ensure compliance with state licensing requirements. We also offer other books, supplies, videos, and materials for ministers who are planning to build their own congregations and need seasoned advice on where to begin. You will have the option to purchase these materials when you apply for ordination through our web site.
Ordination certificate includes official church seal to satisfy registration requirements where original documents are required.
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