Ordination with the C&MA

Ordination is the solemn observance whereby representatives of the church corporate, together with the Elders representing the local congregation, set apart and charge those persons whom God has called already and equipped for ministry, through the laying on of hands and the offering of prayer for spiritual enduement.

We have moved to www.mycmaonline.ca for managing our ordination process.  If you need an account, please contact office@easterndistrict.ca fora  username and password.  You must already be a licensed worker in our district to start this process.

Ordination Transfers

Ordained persons with acceptable ministry experience in a recognized denomination or group will be required to complete the reading and written work required of ordinands in The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada within one year of appointment. Their ordination may then be sustained by the Ordaining Council,

Ordination Interview Dates

Please note that all requirements must be submitted two months prior to your interview.  You can book your interview through the online system.  Only those who have completed 70% of the requirements are able to book a time slot.
June 17-18, 2017
January 16-18, 2018 Tentative

How To Login

The Ordination Requirements

The Communications Tab

Ordination Policy
Interview Questions

Style Guide for Writing Papers

March 5, 2015 – Ordination Coaching Notes can be found here

Ordination Coaching Event-Life Long Learnig-Outline-March 5 2015
Ordination Coaching Event-Life Long Learning-Outline-March 5 2015
Ordination Coaching Event-The Resurrection Of Christ-Outline-March 5 2015
Ordination Coaching Event-The Resurrection Of Christ-Outline-March 5 2015

Required Reading

These are the required books and they are all available through the ECD Office to borrow.  Please contact the office to borrow them.  Some are available online as listed below

 “All for Jesus”, Robert L. Niklaus, et. Al., 1986, CPI 2 Copies available in the ECD Office – 1 in Chinese
 “Footprints”, Lindsey Reynolds Available Online Here
 “The Cross of Christ”, AB Simpson Available Online Here
 “The Four-Fold Gospel”, AB Simpson Available Online Here
 “The Self Life and the Christ Life”, by AB Simpson Available Online Here
 “Service For The King”, by AB Simpson Available Online Here
 “Perspectives on the World”, eds. Winters/Hawthorne (read any 300 pages) 1 Copies available in the ECD Office
”Surprised by Hope”, NT Wright 1 Copies available in the ECD Office

You can also purchase your own books for Ordination Here at the Ambrose Bookstore


Ambrose has an online library that you can access for more resources for your papers and research