This paper is required for ministerial license application. Once approved, this license will endorse you as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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Those who hold a bi-vocational ministry license (BVL) in the Evangelical Covenant Church are required to read four books annually from the reading list and submit a report with their license renewal. The report form may be used to complete the written report.

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A criminal record screening background check must be completed by everyone seeking credentials in the Covenant Church. It is also required for those who wish to be on the denomination’s Open to Call List.

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The Policy on Baptism in the ECC, approved by the Covenant Ministerium, was adopted by the 1998 Covenant Annual Meeting. A Theology of the Child is a brief paper written by John E. Phelan Jr. and Donald H. Madvig (1997). Covenant ministers must also read the two additional documents below before signing the Policy on Baptism.

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This brochure is a brief guide to obtaining a license (Ministerial License, Bi-Vocational License, License for Theological Students, World Mission License) with the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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