Local Church Ministers

The local church license is granted by a local congregation to affirm a person’s call to ministry in the local church. They intend to use the gifts God has given them to perform specific acts of ministry and leadership in the local churches where they are members, under the guidance and direction of the senior pastor.

This license is used for those who are recognized volunteer or paid staff in a local church. Persons holding this license are not assumed to be pursuing status as a national conference minister or ordained elder.

Read more about Local Church Ministers in the Pastoral Ministry Handbook.