A Pastor's License is required for individuals in pastoral ministry, particularly those serving full-term with pastoral responsibilities (preaching, baptisms, weddings, funerals, communion, etc.) The Pastor's License is recognition of one's calling and giftedness in the area of pastoral leadership in the local church and EFC-ER. Full-time pastors with a Pastor's License will be automatically entered into the Recording of Ordination process upon licensure. Part-time pastors may enter the Recording of Ordination process; please indicate your desire to do so on your application. Please note: churches are required to pay pension for all full-time pastors who hold this license.
Please complete the following application and submit a background check for a credential from EFC-ER. If you submitted a background check in 2020, you do not need to send one with your application.
Education and Preparation
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