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

The ordination of ordained persons with acceptable ministry experience in a recognized denomination or group may be sustained by the Ordaining Council. The licensing or ordination council of each district will determine whether the candidate’s previous ordination experience will suffice or supplementary work will be required.

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.

January 17-18, 2018
June 20-21, 2018

How To Login

The Ordination Requirements

The Communications Tab

Ordination Policy
Interview Questions – Revised 2016
Style Guide for Writing Papers

December 2017 – Ordination Coaching with documents


Sabbath Article by Marion Dicke
The 5S’s of Soul Care
Wellness plan template – landscape
LONGING FOR HIS APPEARING
Implications for Missions

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
Candidates shall read the following books and submit a two page report focusing on personal application:
1 Historical Book:

• All For Jesus, by Robert L. Niklaus
Alternates:
• Footprints: The Beginnings of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada, by Lindsay
Reynolds
• Rebirth: The Redevelopment of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada, by Lindsay
Reynolds

3 Books authored by A.B. Simpson:

• The Gospel of Healing
• Serving the King
• The Self Life and the Christ Life
Alternates:
• The Lord for the Body
• The Four-Fold Gospel
• A Larger Christian Life
• Missionary Messages
• The Challenge of Missions
• Wholly Sanctified

1 Theological Christian and Missionary Alliance Book

• The Heart of the Gospel: A.B. Simpson, the Fourfold Gospel and Late Nineteenth-Century
Evangelical Theology, by Bernie A. Van De Walle
Alternates:
• The Glory of Christ in His Church, by Samuel J. Stoesz
• Sanctification: An Alliance Distinctive, by Samuel J. Stoesz

1 Missions Book

 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, edited by Ralph Winters and Steven
Hawthorne (Read any 300 pages)
Alternate:
• Completion of the Kairos Course with submission of a three-page report focusing on
personal application.

Candidates shall read the following books and submit up to a three page report focusing on personal application:

1 reading related to the worker’s focus of ministry.

1 reading related to a current theological topic.

 “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

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

Resources

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

https://online.ambrose.edu/alliancestudies