Ministerial Credential Program

The Ministerial Credential Program is designed to be a 3-year self-study program. Year 1 (Units MCP 1.01 – 1.12) are required to obtain a Minister’s License. Years 2 & 3 (Units MCP 2.01 – 2.11 & 3.01 – 3.10) are required to obtain a Certificate of Ordination. A Licensed Minister must hold their credentials in good standing for 2 years & they must complete Years 2 & 3 of the MCP, before they are eligible for Ordination.

The books for each Unit can be ordered from LifeSprings Resources (800-541-1376)****

A list of the books required for each unit, along with the LifeSprings item number is listed on the next page for your convenience. The tests are sent out from the conference office, so once the candidate has completed a section or several sections, depending on how they wished to do it, they would contact Elizabeth at the conference office (407-880-0241) [email protected] and the tests will be sent to them via email or USPS. Once completed the tests are to be returned to the conference office. Upon receipt of the completed tests, they will be graded and a copy sent back to the candidate.

MCP 1.01: Knowing & Studying the Bible 2101735  4602055 How to Study the Bible Kay Arthur  What the Bible is All About Henrietta Mears 
MCP 1.02: Articles of Faith & Government 2101998  2109013 Light for the Journey A.D. Beacham  IPHC Manual 
MCP 1.03: Effective Christian Outreach 2105002  4602025 Becoming a Contagious Christian Bill Hybels & Mark Mittelberg  The Master Plan of Evangelism Robert E. Coleman 
MCP 1.04: Pentecostal History 2155502 The Century of the Holy Spirit: 100 Years of Pentecostal & Charismatic Renewal, 1901-2001 Vinson Synan 
MCP 1.05: Theology I 2102050  4602020 The Beauty of the Balance Dr. Terry Tramel  Scriptural Holiness Noel Brooks 
MCP 1.06: Character 2104104 Character Matters Mark Rutland 
MCP 1.07: Spiritual Formation-Pastoral Ministry 2100277 Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life Donald S. Whitney 
MCP 1.08: Leadership I 2109187 Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda Henry T. & Richard Blackaby 
MCP 1.09: Prayer Life 2106784 The Spirit Helps Us Pray R. L. Brandt 
MCP 1.10: Pastoral/Evangelistic Module – Homiletics 1 2105142 Communicating for a Change Andy Stanley & Lane Jones 
MCP 1.11: Pastoral Care/Counseling 2102253 Quick Reference Guide Biblical Counseling Dr. Tim Clinton & Dr. Ron Hawkins 
MCP 1.12: Pastoral Ministry 460297x The Power of the Call Henry T. Blackaby & Henry Brandt 
MCP 2.01: Genesis 2104617  2101700 Holman Old testament Commentary on Genesis Stephen J. Bramer & Kenneth Gangel  Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey Bill T. Arnold & Bryan E. Beyer 
MCP 2.02: Acts 2151393  2109645 Acts Commentary Stanley M. Horton  Encountering the New Testament: A Historical & Theological Survey Walter A. Elwell & Robert W. Yarbrough 
MCP 2.03: The Life of Christ 2104518 Our Awesome Lord Frank G. Tunstall 
MCP 2.04: Revitalizing Churches 2101708 Thriving Churches in the Twenty-First Century: 10 Life-Giving Systems for Vibrant Ministry Gary L. McIntosh & R. Daniel Reeves 
MCP 2.05: Homiletics 2 2106268 Homiletical Handbook Donald L. Hamilton 
MCP 2.06: Introduction to World Missions 2106485 Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey A. Scott Moreau & Gary R. Corwin 
MCP 2.07: Pastoral Ministry 2107612 Practical Guide for Pastoral Ministry Stan Toler 
MCP 2.08: Family Ministry 2101832  2102082 Things I Wish I Had Known Before We Got Married Gary Chapman  Financial Peace Revisited Dave Ramsey 
MCP 2.09: Spiritual Gifts 4601010  2105997 Spiritual Gifts: Ministries & Manifestations B. E. Underwood  Receiving The Promise Of The Father Garnet E. Pike 
MCP 2.10: Theology 2 2109603  2104820 Christian Doctrine: A Pentecostal Perspective V. 1 French L. Arrington & Dr. Daniel Black  Christian Doctrine: A Pentecostal Perspective V. 2 French L. Arrington & Dr. Daniel Black 
MCP 2.11: Principles of Teaching 4552020 Teaching to Changes Lives Dr. Howard Hendricks 
MCP 3.01: Isaiah 2103157 Be Comforted Warren W. Wiersbe 
MCP 3.02: Romans 2109429 Spirit-Filled Life New Testament Commentary : Romans David P. Seemuth 
MCP 3.03: I & II Corinthians 2108535 I & II Corinthians Stanley M. Horton 
MCP 3.04: Church Planting 2103707 Planting Missional Churches Ed
MCP 3.05: Understanding
Our Culture
2100372The Christian Combat Manual Dan Story
MCP 3.06: Church
Church Administration: Creating Efficiency for Effective Ministry Robert B. Welch
Roberts Rules in Plain English Doris Zimmerman
MCP 3.07: Church
2106316Church History in Plain Language Bruce L. Shelley
MCP 3.08: Relational
Relational Leadership Walter C. Wright
The Missional Leader: Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World Alan
Roxburgh & Fred Romanuk
MCP 3.09: Christian
4603202Ministerial Ethics: A Guide For Spirit-Filled Leaders T. Burton Pierce & Stanley M.
MCP 3.10: Theology 32108204Christian Doctrine: A Pentecostal Perspective V. 3 French L. Arrington & Dr.
Daniel Black
Scriptural Holiness Noel Brooks

** Note: If already completed or enrolled prior to licensing, an equivalent course of study may be accepted on a case-by-case basis with approval from the Bishop. Please contact the Conference office (407-880-0241) for details.

**** Note: The candidate is permitted to purchase the books individually from Amazon or any other retailer they choose in order to keep their cost as low as possible.