PROFESSIONAL CLERGY

1. Ordained Minister – Those serving or having received a call to serve the local church as a Senior Pastor or other primary church leader with a clear call, biblical and theological education and training, and/or having an established and proven ministry, while regularly preaching and practicing all sacerdotal services.
$275 annual fee + required monthly faith promise.

2. Licensed Minister – Those serving or having a call to serve the local church as a primary staff clergy leader with biblical and theological education and training or in the process of pursuing the same or serving in a recognized para-church organization. They are authorized to preach and perform all sacerdotal services (baptism, communion, weddings, funerals and administration in the church).

$245 annual fee + required monthly faith promise.

3. Special Ministry License – Those who have a clear call to Christian ministry in the local church or a recognized para-church organization who do not have a call to pulpit ministry, but serve in directly-related support ministry with biblical and theological education demonstrating spiritual gifts and ministry skills under recognized ministry leadership. They are authorized to preach and to perform all sacerdotal services under the authority of their Senior Pastor or para-church leadership.

$225 annual fee + required monthly faith promise.

4. Commissioned Minister – Those who have a clear call to Christian ministry and service who have some biblical or theological education or training, who serve a church or an evangelestic, outreach ministries or community service organizations under recognized ministry leadership or mentoring. They must have a mentoring Pastor, Ordained Minister or Chaplain Supervisor. They are authorized to perform all sacerdotal services.

$225 annual fee + required monthly faith promise.

LAY MINISTERS

5. Lay Pastor – Those who are called to pastoral care ministries under the leadership of professional clergy in the local church. They must have a clear call, Lay Pastor’s training, and an understanding of the difference in roles as defined and accepted in their denomination or local church. They are NOT authorized to perform sacerdotal services.

$195 annual fee + required monthly faith promise.

6. Christian Worker – A Christian layperson who evidences any number of spiritual gifts as defined in Scripture and who is actively serving under the authority and leadership of a mentoring pastor. They may have varying degrees of biblical education or training. They are NOT authorized to perform sacerdotal services.

$150 annual fee + required monthly faith promise.

OTHER

7. Associate Member (Non-Credentialed) – If you are an ordained minister with another denomination or faith group, you may join IMF as an Associate Member and be accorded the same respect as an IMF rostered ordained member. An Associate Member may be credentialed by their own denomination, we honor them and the ministry God has established through their faithful service to Christ. Since they are not ordained with IMF, they are NOT authorized by IMF to perform sacerdotal services.

$150 annual fee + required monthly faith promise .