Pillar of Truth Ministries
3885 16th Street Road - Huntington, WV 25701   ----   Phone (304) 955-6886

Ordination & Ministry Charters
WE DO NOT OFFER FREE ON-LINE ORDINATION, and we are not a "ordination mill" offering Ordination to just anyone. We are a real new testament church / ministry, offering ordination and charters to those that are truly called of God to minister His Word. We are an actual ministry, with regular congregations, worship, missions projects, benevolence, affiliate churches & pastors across the U.S. and around the world.

John states in the New Testament, that "you have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you."
 
There is no charge for the licensing, ordination, or charter. All We ask is that you complete the appropriate application, sign it, and return to PTM, and pray about any offering you may be able to make, to help with the expenses. Once received, our licensing board will review it, pray over the application, and may even contact you directly before approving the application. Applications must be mailed by US Mail, or E-Mail a scanned copy. Approval normally takes 2-3 weeks, once your application is received. You will be notified by e-mail of receipt of application, approval, and shipment of credentials.

Through prayer and seeking God, applications are reviewed. We do not offer on-line ordinations. Ordination and Charters are seperate from PTBI classes and courses. We do not require you to be enrolled in PTBI classes or be a graduate to apply for Ordination or Charters. God does the calling, and setting into place of ministers and ministries, and no amount of classroom training or degrees will substitute for a true calling from God.

Credentials, Licenses Offered
In order to be credentialed, you must agree to become a member of Pillar of Truth Ministries church, and maintain good standing,
Which involves at least quarterly ministry reports of activity. This in no way effects any current memberships or affiliations.

Download Application for Credentials
.PDF (Adobe) (you will need Acrobat Adobe Reader)

Title:
 Description:
You Receive:
Licensed Minister
Licensed credentials may be issued to ministers who are just starting in the ministry, or plan on evangelism as their predominate ministry. Applicants who are currently licensed by another ordaining body may receive credentials through PTM as an Licensed Minister after application requirements are met and the licensing committee approves application. 
  • Licensed Minister Credential Certificate with the Official Seal of Pillar of Truth Ministries, suitable for framing on Parchment Paper
  • Licensed Minister Framable Official Letter of Good Standing
  • Full Color Wallet Clergy Credential
  • Must be renewed annually, required primarily to verify that the minister continues to be actively involved in ministry.
  • Licensing can only be revoked for failure to maintain good standing with PTM, or for living a non Biblical lifestyle.

Ordained Minister

Ordination credentials may be issued to ministers who have a proven call of God on their life and who have had an active ministry, or beginning to pastor.  Applicants who are currently ordained by another ordaining body may receive credentials through PTM as an Ordained Minister after application requirements are met and the licensing committee approves application.
  • Ordination Credential Certificate with the Official Seal of Pillar of Truth Ministries, suitable for framing on Parchment Paper
  • Framable Official Letter of Ordination / Letter of Good Standing
  • Full Color Wallet Clergy Credential
  • Ordination can only be revoked for failure to maintain good standing with PTM, or for living a non Biblical lifestyle.
  • Must be renewed annually, required primarily to verify that the minister continues to be actively involved in ministry.
Ordination F.A.Q.                       Sample Ordination Certificate
An Official Church Charter makes your Church or Ministry legal. Your Church Charter will be recorded in our International Church Registry  making it a viable and legal organization, under PTM as a parent ministry. You ministry remains fully independent and you retain full control as per your ministries' Charter, PTM will never tell you how to run your ministry, GOD has already set that forth in the Word of God.

Chartered Churches / Ministries are required to tithe to PTM,monthly, to provide monthly offerings as a base of support for the operation of the administrative office and the development and furtherance of benefits, study materials, and support of member ministries in need, as well as provide a monthly report of ministry activity.  All giving should be done in faith, with a heart of love and a commitment to sowing seed into good soil.  (Luke 21:1-4; 2 Corinthians 9:7)  Tithing to your parent ministry, where you receive your legal and spiritual covering and helps is Biblical.  ( Malachi 3:10 "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house,...")
All Chartered ministries' tithe's are placed into a special account, for emergency needs, and assistance to chartered ministries in need,
and made available by application, and approved on a "funds available basis"

Download Application for Charters
.PDF (Adobe) (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Church Charter
( Only credentialed PTM ministers may apply )

The church or other ministries may have complete legal coverage and maintain sovereignty of operation and ownership of their church property.  The church may choose a name and call a pastor or evangelist.  The church should support the fellowship with regular monthly financial offerings.  An annual donation is requested along with a completed “Church Charter Status form”* to maintain charter.  This Charter may be a new church plant by an active PTM Licensed or Ordained Minister, or an existing church whose pastor has become Licensed or Ordained through PTM, and who desires inclusion into the ministry as a chartered church. 

  • Church Charter Certificate with the Official Seal of Pillar of Truth Ministries, suitable for framing on Parchment Paper
  • Framable Official Letter Good Standing for your church / ministry
  • Monthly Report Coupon Booklet
Evangelistic Charter
( Only credentialed PTM ministers may apply, with the exception of Gospel Music Artists)

 For ministers wishing to charter their evangelistic ministry. Also for gospel Artists, groups, etc. wishing to maintain full affiliation and spiritual covering of a parent ministry.  
  • Evangelistic Charter Certificate with the Official Seal of Pillar of Truth Ministries, suitable for framing on Parchment Paper
  • Framable Official Letter Good Standing for your ministry
  • Monthly Report  Coupon Booklet
Mission / Outreach Charter
This charter is for food and clothing pantries, coffee houses, outreach centers, ministries, etc.
  • Outreach Charter Certificate with the Official Seal of Pillar of Truth Ministries, suitable for framing on Parchment Paper
  • Framable Official Letter Good Standing for your ministry
  • Monthly Report Coupon Booklet
Chartering F.A.Q.                         Sample Charter Certificate
There are no charges for any Charters / Licenses or for your Credentials. Many "web based churches" offer Free Ordination and then charge for your actual certificates. With PTM, everything is included, FREE, as the Lord provides, we will provide these to you. Jesus never charged one apostle or disciple for anything, and neither will we. Credentials officially recognize a minister’s God-given ability to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Credentials will only be issued to those individuals who have a clear calling from God into the ministry.  Ministry credentials give legal rights to open doors for ministry activity, e.g., preaching the Word of God, weddings, after-hour hospital visits, funerals, jails, etc.
Once Approved, Your Information will be listed in our Registry of Credentialed Ministers, and Ministries, available for search around the world, for dates, appointments and verification of your credentials.

(credentials should not be sought in a disrespectful attempted to become a ministry leader, but rather out of a desire to fulfill your call) Ordination qualifications are based on a set of Biblical criteria and no amount of money will cover deficiencies in requirements.
 

    


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