Requirements for Ordination

Candidates for ordination must be born again believers who have also experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues.

Candidates must have two letters of recommendation from two ministers, including one from their personal pastor (if the candidate has a personal pastor), endorsing their ordination.

Candidates must have been water baptized for the remission of their sins.

Candidates must be at least twenty-one years of age.

Candidates must have evidence of a call to one or more five-fold office gifts of the Church. The five-fold gifts are: Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher.

Candidates must be able to preach and teach the Word of God.

Candidates must have completed one of the following:

  • At least two years of Bible College,
  • At least two years of active full time ministry under the direction of a recognized minister,
  • Any combination of the above totaling two years.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Candidates must be willing to submit to the leadership of Dove Ministries International and to maintain a teachable spirit.

Candidates must be in regular attendance at a local church and be active in supportive ministry in that local body.

Candidates must understand ministerial procedures and ethics and must have shown consistent fruit of the Christian moral lifestyle.

Candidates must pay the required administrative and filing fee of $100.00 and the annual renewal fee of $100.00.

Candidates must be in agreement with the vision, purpose, and Statement of Faith of Dove Ministries International.

Candidates who are currently licensed must have held their licensing for one year with a ministry that Dove Ministries International recognizes.

Candidates must agree to be faithful in paying regular tithes to Dove Ministries International.