Reinstatement of Credentials

Reinstatement of Credentials

Ministers seeking reinstatement after two years and through six years should request a reinstatement application from the Minister Development Office, and will subsequently be invited to interview with a credentials interview committee.

Ministers seeking reinstatement after seven years or more should request a reinstatement application form the Minister Development Office and will subsequently be invited for an examination and interview with a credentials interview committee.

Excerpts from the General Council Bylaws regarding reinstatement are provided below. 

Reinstatement of lapsed minister (GC Bylaws Article VII, Section 10.d.)

Ministers whose renewal applications are not postmarked by January 15 shall be recorded as lapsed as of December 31.  They must make application for reinstatement and pay a nonrefundable fee of $100.  Contact the Minister Development Office to request a reinstatement application.

Reinstatement of other than dismissed minister (GC Bylaws Article VII, Section 10.e.)

When a minister who is a member of our Fellowship is removed from our rolls for any cause, except failure to renew and dismissal, and shall apply for reinstatement, he or she shall not be eligible for reinstatement until at least 6 months have elapsed after his or her name has been stricken from our list of ministers.  The application must be made in the district where the minister resides and be accompanied with a nonrefundable fee of $100.
The minister shall seek a letter of clearance from the district that processed the termination (if other than Ohio) and forward to the Ohio Ministry Network Resource Center.

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