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. James Leonard at
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.
2021 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