When a Minister in Training (MIT) has held local license for at least one year, completed at least six courses in the Course of Study for Ministers (or one-fourth of an accredited College/Seminary course of study for ministry), and completed the General Secretary Screening for license, the MIT is eligible to apply for District License. The MIT must also be recommended by the local pastor and church board. All candidates for district license will be expected to be interviewed by the Board of Ministry.
If the candidate has been divorced and remarried, the circumstances of that divorce must be presented to the District Board of Ministry and submitted to the Board of General Superintendents for that to be removed as a barrier to ordination. This must be done before the first district license can be granted. Contact the district office for more information and the necessary forms.
It will be the MIT’s responsibility each year to download, complete, and file the Application for District License. While it is the local church pastor’s responsibility to submit the Board Recommendation Form and the Mentor’s Responsibility to submit the Mentor Reports, the wise MIT will make sure that both are done so by the deadline for filing.
It will also be the candidate’s responsibility to be aware of the important dates and deadlines each year.
All applications and forms are to be submitted to the District Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 6705 E 81 st St, Tulsa, OK, 74133.
Renewal of District License will require that a minimum of two courses in the Course of Study be completed each year.