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AMA-------Having Been Called-------AMA


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.

Apostolic Ministries provides this service to the International Christian Community with all sincerity and with a mandate from our Lord Jesus Christ. We feel that being ordained is a decision that will not only transform your life and bring you new meaning and deep personal satisfaction and purpose before God; but in addition it will establish you as a person of divine authority who has the ability to declare the word of God with knowledge and understanding to a lost generation who have not had the opportunity to learn of God's one plan of Salvation.

We, at Apostolic Ministries are ordaining great men that are called of God, from all walks of life, including workaday people (blue collar and white collar), all the way to doctors, lawyers, judges and retired folks. They all have two things in common, their calling and the desire to spread the Christian faith through proper ordination. Apostolic Ministries make being ordained easy and not complicated because we feel it is Biblical, and we feel that it will inspire you to do greater works for the Christian faith. See John 15:16 and Titus 1:5. After being ordained by Apostolic Ministries you will be free to carry on your Christian ministry as you feel God directs you; or if you should decide to remain under the leadership of AMA's Chief Elder, that can be your choice, also.

Upon finalizing your ordination you will be authorize to perform all Christian religious services including the rites of marriage and baptism. You will be authorized to use a formal title before your name such as that which is proper and fitting. You will be entitled to the respect and consideration that is customarily given to ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As ordained Clergy you should find that many new opportunities are open to you that will allow you to become a better servant in the eyes of God and will enable you to uphold the office that you have chosen for your ministry. Apostolic Ministries of America, Inc. is a young God mandated organization who is Apostolic in doctrine but nondenominational in congregation. It is our intent to ordain individuals in all 50 states and most foreign countries. We extend the opportunity to be ordained to men of God who are called and are of legal age, where applicable. When, and if you decide to request ordination we believe you will be sincere and that God will have spoken to your heart in a most personal way. Your ordination will be for life and we will never ask for dues or renewal fees each year to maintain your ordination.






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AMA-------Ordination By Mail-------AMA

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.


Ordination by Mail Ministry
vs
United States of America


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.



Here is part of the Federal Judge's decision concerning simple ordination.



"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.








AMA-------Fees, Assessments & Dues-------AMA


Note: All Fees, Assessments and Dues must be submitted prior to processing any application or issuing of any license/certificate; except when other arrangements are approved by the Chief Elder.
Cerificate Type
Description
Fees/Cost
Ministeral License
The standard document issued by Apostolic Ministries of America, Inc. to all men who are ministering as members or affiliates of the organization.
200.00
Certificate of Ordination
Document presented to those who have met all the requirements or Ordination according to God's true word within the body of Apostolic Ministries of America, Inc.
No Fees
Transferred Cert. of Ordination
Document presented to those who have met all the requirements or Ordination according to God's true word who are transferring credentials to the body of Apostolic Ministries of America, Inc.
200.00
Missionaries' Certificate of Ordination
Document presented to men and women who meet all the requirements for outreach ministries domestic and foriegn.
200.00**
Certificate of Fellowship
Document presented to all license and certificate holders annually to verify their continuance within Apostolic Ministries of America, Inc.
25.00
Wallet ID Card
Document presented to all license and certificate holders with pertinent information to verify their association with Apostolic Ministries of America, Inc.
35.00
Shipping & Handling
Cost associated with the issuance of each license/certificate.
25.00***

**All or part of fees might be waived upon approval of the Chief Elder and The Conference of Elders.
***Any unused cost will not be charged to the applicant.







AMA-------Application For Ordination -------AMA



Apostolic Ministries of America, Inc.
Application For License/Ordination .
P.O. Drawer 39
Titusville, FL 32781-0039
321-383-3020
Please print or type. It is important to complete all information.



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).



Check List:

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).



Affirmation:

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: _______-________-________

This application must be completed and signed before it will be processed. Do not leave blank spaces. If you have any questions, please call.

(For AMA use only)

Approved:______ Denied: ______

By:________________________________________________ Date__________________

FORM: AMA-ORD-0001



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