Have you ever asked God what His will is for your life? Is He stirring your heart to serve him in a new way? Maybe now is the time:

1. Do you believe you would make an effective Evangelist?

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2. Are you equipped to be a Church Planter like Paul, the Apostle?

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3. Do you believe you can serve as a Missionary in your own community or abroad?

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If you answered yes to either of the three questions, the WFICC can help. If you are interested in either one of the three tasks of missions and desire to be commissioned by the WFICC, please read the description below, then download the Application for Entry and send it to our Missions Director, Auxiliary Bishop LaVerne Owens-Larkins at laverneowenslarkins@msn.com. (Those who would desire to apply to become a commissioned minister with the WFICC must already be members of the organization).

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20

The Worldwide Fellowship of Independent Christian Churches (WFICC) has developed a “Commissioned Ministers” program for the furtherance of the work of the Gospel as it relates to the “Great Commission” that Jesus Christ has called us to do. The organization (WFICC) will commission, or, send out people who are given the authority to act for, or in behalf of the WFICC.

Here are the specific qualifications and requirements necessary to be considered as a Commissioned Minister.

Qualifications:

  • Should be mature, Spirit-filled Christians who possess an intense love for Christ and their brothers and sisters
  • Should show signs of the appropriate spiritual gifts in their preferred field of ministry, and seek to enhance these through applied study and training
  • Must be persons of exceptional character, endowed with spiritual fruit, devoted to prayer and the study of God’s Word.
  • Should be committed to the mission of the WFICC
  • Should be committed to serve in and on behalf of the WFICC
  • Should have a sense of knowing you have been called by God to the Commissioned Ministry
  • Should have the ability to communicate effectively.

Requirements:

  • Must have a desire to be an Evangelist, Church Planter, or Missionary
  • Must be willing to submit to the Director of Missions to do any Missions-Related task, as necessary
  • Must show some proof of in-depth study of God’s Word, have a good understanding of the doctrines of the Bible, along with knowledge of proper ways to search the Word for answers that will be asked in their capacity of work
  • Must have a good understanding of the functions of the WFICC and a willingness to teach this understanding to others as they represent the WFICC in the communities to which they are called
  • Must have the ability to be patient and compassionate with those who are less fortunate in the community, and a knowledge of how to help them and direct them to services that may provide what they need
  • After submitting an application and a 500 word (recommended) personal reason(s) for their decision to pursue the “Commissioned Ministers” program, candidates will be scheduled for an interview with the Director of Missions or other delegate of the WFICC.

Application for Entry into Commissioned Ministry

Download Application