Having been called of God to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ; ordination is the key to beginning your own ministry. It is evidence that we must not only be in compliance with spiritual laws of God that govern His callings; but, we must also be in compliance with the laws of our States and our Country. Therefore, we welcome this opportunity to invite you to be ordained by Apostolic Ministries of America, Inc. 'A Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith'. Apostolic Ministries' divine purpose is to 'support the brethren' and to help spread the Christian Faith to the nations of the world according to the Apostles' Doctrine. This great effort is complimented when we make it easy for true believers, those that have been called by God to be ordained.
The Workers Who Are Called
Workers for Christ who are ordained into the gospel ministry are set apart to serve the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, primarily as pastors and teachers of His word, and are subject to the direction of the church in regard to the type of ministry and their place of service. The intent of Apostolic Ministries of America, Inc. is to make sure that the needs of the church are satisfied regarding ministerial positons. It should therefore be understood by everyone accepting ordination and who are engaged in specialized ministries such as administration, teaching, and departmental leadership, that they may be reassigned by the church to pastoral, preaching and evangelistic duties should the need arise.
Where all requirements have been met for specific license/ordination requests, and where total compliance with the word of God is established; certificate finalizing can be accomplished through the mail, at the approval of the Chief Elder with concurrence of the Conference of Elders.
In 1974 a ministry which ordained people in a simple manner by mail, and by other means, sued the United States Government. The suit was over taxes. However, when the Federal Judge ruled in the ministry's favor on taxes he also ruled on the legality of receiving ordination in a simple manner.
"The Court must then address itself to the defendant's second conclusion: that the ordination of ministers, the granting of church charters, and the issuance of Honorary Doctor of Divinity certificates by plaintiff are substantial activities which do not further any religious purpose. Certainly the ordination of ministers and the chartering of churches are accepted activities of religious organizations. The defendant impliedly admits that same on Page 5 of its Memorandum in Support of its Requested Instructions. The fact that the plaintiff distributed ministers credentials and Honorary Doctor of Divinity certificates is of no moment. Such activity may be analogized to mass conversions at a typical revival or religious crusade. Neither this Court, nor any branch of this Government, will consider the merits or fallacies of a religion. Nor will the Court compare the beliefs, dogmas, and practices of a newly organized religion with those of an older, more established religion. Nor will the Court praise or condemn a religion, however excellent or fanatical or preposterous it may seem. Were the Court to do so, it would impinge upon the guarantees of the First Amendment." COMMENT: As a result of this Federal Judge's ruling, ministries started by mail ordained clergy have been flourishing throughout the United States, and in many other countries throughout the world.
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Last Name ________________ First _______________ Middle _____________Sex _____
Street Address ________________ City_______________ State____ Zip ______________
Home Phone__________________ Office Phone_______________ Fax ______________ Birth___-___-___
SS Number ___/___/____/ Church Membership ____________________ Pastor___________________________
Pastor's Phone____________________________ Pastor's Address_________________ City______________
State_____ Zip_______ Total Years of Christian Service ______
Highest Academic Level Achieved ____________
I respectfully apply for the following consideration: 1. ____Ministerial license 2. ____Ordination.
(You must hold a ministerial license before applying for ordination)
Do you presently hold Ministerial credential(s)? _____ Type _________________________
Name of the issuing organization_______________________ Date of issue____________
Are you presently active with that organization? ______ (if "no," attach an sheet of explanation).
1. ____ I have attached a statement of ministry experience.
2. ____ I have attached ____ letters of recommendation (minimum of 2).
3. ____ I have attached a statement explaining why I should be granted the above consideration.
4. ____ I have enclosed all fees to cover the cost of this request
5. ____ I have enclosed $ ______ for the consideration above (See instructions).
6. ____ I have read and I understand the contents of AMA publications on Obtaining a Ministerial License or Ordination.
7. ____ I have enclosed a color photograph of myself (Unless on file at AMA)(passport size).
By signing below I affirm and acknowledge...
...that I will uphold the standards of the KJV Holy Bible which is the only and true source of divinely written oracles of God.
...that I will be true to the Christian faith according to the Apostles' Doctrine.
...that I will be true to the calling in which our Lord God has entrusted me.
...that I will study to shew myself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ...that I will endeavor to live a life before God and man that is exemplary of Christian service and duty and in keeping of the Apostles Doctrine.
. ...that I will endeavor to live a life that will not bring reproach to Apostolic Ministries of America, Inc; nor to any of AMA's Affiliated Organizations.
...that I freely give permission to AMA to conduct an Individual Background Check or other investigations as AMA deems necessary and are according to the word of God.
...that the laws of all the sovereign States of USA shall apply.
...that I will voluntarily surrender any certificate, license or ordination issued by AMA if I violate any of the above affirmations.
Signature ________________________ Date: _______-________-________
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Approved:______ Denied: ______
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