Apply for or Renew Credentials

The Vine recognizes the need for men and women, called of God, to be certified, licensed, and ordained to preach and teach the Gospel and have their gifting to minister publicly acknowledged by the body of Christ. Some are not a part of a traditional denominational structure and are therefore not able to receive credentials to preach and teach in that way.

For this purpose, The Vine offers qualified candidates the opportunity to receive a license and ordination to preach and teach. Such credentials shall serve to validate that the one who is credentialed has proven themselves to be a mature believer and has demonstrated a divine gifting to preach and teach the Gospel.

In addition to the application below, a pastoral recommendation is required. The reference may be emailed to Please take a few moments to provide the following information.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

The Vine application fees are as follows:
Application = $100
Background Check = $100

Statement of Faith

WE believe the Bible to be the fully inspired and inerrant Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
WE believe in the fall and salvation of mankind. (Romans 5:17-18)
WE believe the one true God embodies the relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 29:19)
WE believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. Born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God. (Philippians 2:5-9)
WE believe in two Biblical ordinances for the Church…water baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Mark 16:16, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
WE believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a separate, definite work of God in the believer’s life, evidenced by speaking in tongues. (Acts19:5-6)
WE believe in sanctification as a process of daily separation from the world unto God.
(Romans 12:1-2)
WE believe in the mission and the ministry of the Church. God divinely calls men and women to lead the church in the purpose of worshipping God, equipping the saints, and evangelizing the world. (Mark 16:15-20)
WE believe in the literal and physical Rapture of the Church prior to the Millennial reign of Christ, which concludes with the final judgment of all the wicked dead. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelations 20: 1-6, 11-15
WE believe in the literal renovation of the world resulting in the new heavens and earth. (2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21