Religious Vocations

Ordination Information

          Saint James The Greater Church Of God will assist, work with, and support all who are called to ordination to serve in the Church Of 

          God. The Church is delighted to legally ordain any member who has accepted Christ as his or her personal Savior and feels called 

          into the Christian Ministry.

          Ordinations are confirmed through the commissioning ordination committee of Saint James The Greater Church Of God. If you are 

          not yet a member of Saint James The Greater Church Of God, your first step will be to fill out and submit the Membership Application 

          Form, sent to you on request.

          It is the position of Saint James The Greater Church Of God that, all candidates should be committed to biblical and theological 

          learning during their discernment period. All candidates should personally and spiritually answer His call into His ministry, as a 

          personal guide for ordination.

The Biblical foundations for our beliefs in this matter are the following verses.

          Mark 16:15     "Jesus said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to all creation."

          2Timothy 4:2   "Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage - with great patience 

                                  and careful instruction."

          2Timothy 4:5   "But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of 

                                  your ministry."

          With this in mind, Saint James The Greater Church Of God feels it is an honor, indeed, and a sacred responsibility to legally ordain 

          any member in good standing who decides to answer Christ's call into His ministry.

          Any member wishing to become a legally ordained minister and did not request ordination at the time of applying for membership 

          needs only to send his/her full name and statement of faith to the ordination council. Please include "Ordination Request," "Request 

          for Ordination," or similar wording in the subject line of your e-mail, and state also in the e-mail that you are already a member, 

          giving, the date of membership.

          Ordination in the Saint James The Greater Church Of God allows the member to legally use the title Reverend, Pastor, or similar title 

          before his or her name, and to perform all standard Christian services, including the rites of marriage and baptism.