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Commission on

ordination and standing

Licensing and Ordination Procedure  

Ordination is the church's way of formally recognizing gifting and calling to ministry. We have established region-wide standards for ordination. ABC-MI recognition of ordination declares to the world that a person has met regional standards and through out ABCUSA. For more information contact Rev. Dr. Paul Langford @

Suggested Procedure for Ordination Councils

The task of the ordination council is to determine the candidate’s fitness for ordination.  The purpose of the ordaining council is to ascertain the views of the candidate.

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Establishing and Ordination Council

The following procedures will be helpful as you seek to establish an Ordination Council:

Professional Questionnaire and Instructions 

ABC-MI maintains an annual registry of professional church leaders. To be included fill out the Questionnaire.

 Professional Registry 

A professional registry's purpose is to reflect the changing status of all Professional Church Leaders claiming to have standing with the American Baptist Churches of Michigan and thus standing in the General Directory of Professional Church Leaders of the American Baptist Churches in the USA

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