As the Epiphany District of LCMC, we will certify pastors for ministry service in settings that include but are not limited to rural and small congregations.
- Certification shall be by colloquy.
- Certification standards for the Epiphany District shall be determined by a standing Ministry Certification Committee.
- The Ministry Certification Committee shall include one (1) member of the BTRA Board of Directors.
- The Ministry Certification Committee shall submit certification standards for approval by the Epiphany District Board of Directors.
- Certification standards shall include recognition of lived experience, rural and/or small congregational contextual training or experience, and shall not be limited to academic credentials.