certified License 

A leadership level ministerial license that provides eligibility to serve as a lead pastor or other ministry leader. All course requirements can be completed online.

Competency Requirements Courses
Bible Knowledge & Interpretation • Certificate in Old Testament Studies Inste Global Bible College (IGBC)
• Certificate in New Testament Studies (IGBC)
• Certificate in Hermeneutics (IGBC)
Spiritual Formation Coaching
Theological Alignment None – if previously satisfactorily completed
Missional Passion Custom-prescribed
Open Bible Orientation None – if previously completed
Leadership Skills • Certificate in Practical Ministry (IGBC)
• Custom-prescribed
Communication Skills Custom-prescribed
Personalized Training

 

Substantial ministry experience and seasoning that demonstrate competencies in Leadership Skills and Communication Skills can be considered in lieu of some studies. Ministry and other leadership experience should be significant (5 years, or more), fruitful, and relevant to ministry in order to be applied toward an Open Bible ministerial credential in lieu of courses. Consideration of ministry experience must be the result of a validation of demonstrated competencies, not merely an accumulation of years. A Certified Ministerial License is renewed annually, subject to continued faithfulness to requirements.