Credentialing is a process by which our Conference honours, affirms and expresses confidence in their pastors. It is also a means for pastors to testify their commitment to the faith and values that bind us together as a Conference.

Benefits of being Credentialed

The “Credentialing Program” sets a standard within BGCC and is an attempt to assist our churches in their search for qualified pastoral or ministerial leadership. This process also presents some continuity in the criteria for selecting, calling, licensing and then ordaining people for ministry.


  • Attend BGC School of Orientation
  • Complete a Pastoral Profile
  • Sign Affirmation of Faith (annual renewal)
  • Sign Code of Ethics (annual renewal)
  • Complete the Required Readings & Assignments
  • Write an Action Plan on "Sustaining Personal Health in Ministry"

Please contact the BGC Canada office for further details.

To Apply

Applications will be reviewed and approved three times per year. To submit an application, contact BGC Office by mail or email and include in the package all the documents required for credentialing. Applications submitted after any of the dates listed will be up for approval on the next date to follow. The submission deadlines are as follows:

February 1st
June 1st
September 1st


Upon completion of fulfillment of the Credentialing requirements, the BGC Canada National office will notify your District to request that the Province to issue the appropriate license. Each Province has its own laws and procedures, which govern the privilege to perform marriages. Only the District office of the Conference can request that a license be issued.


For the local church, ordination is the setting apart a servant of God for full time pastoral or missionary related ministry. In our tradition, ordination is rooted in the local church and recognized by the denomination. It usually involves an examination done by an ordination council and an ordination service to follow approval by the council. Please see the document entitled, "Ordaining Your Pastor" in the Ministry Toolbox section of Help for Pastors for more information on BGC Canada's suggested Ordination Process.

Maintaining Credentialing Requirements


Please read the Affirmation of Faith and the Pastoral Code of Ethics prior to starting the survey below.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us via e-mail at


S’il vous plaît lire l’affirmation de foi et le Code d’ethique pastorale avant de commencer le sondage ci-dessous.

Si vous avez des questions vous pouvez nous contacter par e -mail à