The purpose of a ministerial credential is to:
- EDIFY you as you discover and refine your theological strengths and weaknesses.
- HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE before your peers and church members.
- PROVIDE a measure of safety to the flock of Christ.
- INCORPORATE you into the fellowship of EFCA ministers.
- PUBLICLY CONFIRM the call of God in your life of ministry.
- PROVIDE LEGAL STATUS for the exercise of your ministry.