GET READY TO ELEVATE!

We are excited about all of the ministry leaders in Churches United who are being consecrated and ordained to serve at new levels! We believe this spiritual elevation of your Deacons, Ministers and Elders is a significant Kingdom moment and is going to not only transform your leaders, but is going to position your church for greater Kingdom impact!

Please see the instructions below to help get your leaders in position for this spiritual elevation and download the Consecration Packet for each leadership level.

KEY BENEFITS TO BEING A CHURCHES UNITED LEADER

  • Eligible to teach at the Churches United conferences and events
  • Attend Exclusive Leadership Classes
  • Access to Special Leadership Reception
  • Official Churches United Leadership Certificate

GENERAL INFORMATION

10:00 am – 10:50 am..…………….….…………………………..Orientation and Preparedness Class
11:00 am – 11:45 am….…………………..……….Ordination and Consecration Service Rehearsal
11:45 am – 1:00 pm……………………………………………………………………………………….Break
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm………..………..…………..…………..…….Ordination and Consecration Service
2:30 pm……….…..…….Reception for Confirmed and Elevated Candidates and Their Families

Consecration and Ordination Candidates to be Confirmed or Elevated

Deacons and Deaconesses

  • Male: Black suit, white shirt, black tie, black dress shoes
  • Female: Black skirt suit, white shirt or shell, black shoes

Ministers/Evangelists and Elders:

  • Male: Black suit, black clergy shirt, white ministerial collar, black shoes
  • Female: Black skirt suit, black clergy shirt, white ministerial collar, black shoes

Clergy Ceremonial Attire

Pastors

  • Male: Black suit, blue clergy shirt, white ministerial collar, black shoes
  • Female: Black skirt suit, blue clergy shirt, white ministerial collar, black shoes

Bishops

  • Male: Black suit, purple clergy shirt, white ministerial collar, black shoes
  • Female: Black skirt suit, purple clergy shirt, white ministerial collar, black shoes

During the Consecration and Ordination Service, candidates being confirmed and elevated will sow a special sacrificial offering.

Giving amounts are provided below.

    • Deacons and Deaconesses: $25 sacrificial offering
    • Ministers and Evangelists: $75 sacrificial offering
    • Elders: $100 sacrificial offering

 

GETTING YOUR LEADERS ORDAINED AND CONSECRATED — HOW DOES IT WORK?

1. Have your leaders download the Leadership Assessment Form. 

2. Have leaders fill out the Leadership Assessment form and return to Pastor or Administrator.

3. Schedule individual sessions with your leaders to review their Assessment Forms.

4. Ensure that the approved leaders take the Leadership Examination.

5. Grade the exams – candidates should achieve 70% or better.

6. Submit the names of your leaders who are being confirmed or elevated.  Please ensure that they are registered for the Inaugural National Convention.

7.  Have your approved leaders attend the Ordination and Consecration Orientation Class and rehearsal (insert date /time).

NOTE: A final set of Leadership Examination questions and instructions for how to submit the names of your leaders being ordained / consecrated will be emailed to all Churches United Pastors by Sunday, June 12th. If you do not receive the email, please contact Churches United at [email protected]

PREPARING FOR YOUR LEADERS TO BE ORDAINED AND CONSECRATED

GETTING YOUR LEADERS ORDAINED AND CONSECRATED — HOW DOES IT WORK?

1.
Download the Consecration Packet Items. Leaders can also download items on the
Consecration and Ordination Tools for Leaders page.

2. Have leaders fill out the Leadership Assessment form and submit to you or a designee for review.

NOTE: A final set of Leadership Examination questions and instructions for how to submit the names of your leaders being ordained / consecrated will be emailed to all Churches United Pastors by Sunday, June 12th.

3. Have your leaders take the Leadership Examination.

4. Submit the names of your leaders who are being confirmed or elevated.  Please ensure that they are registered for the Inaugural National Convention.

5.  Your approved leaders should show up at the Ordination and Consecration Orientation Class and rehearsal.

6. They should attend the Ordination and Consecration Service in ceremonial attire and bring their sacrificial offering. They are welcome to invite family and friends to be a part of this awesome occasion!

LET’S GET STARTED

STEP 1

DOWNLOAD THE CONSECRATION PACKET ITEMS

The Consecration Packet includes 2 parts (1) Leadership Assessment form (2) Leadership Examination Study Guide. Have your leaders fill out the Leadership Assessment form and submit to you or a designee.

STEP 2

HAVE LEADERS COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT FORM TO YOU OR A DESIGNEE.

Provide your leaders with instructions concerning your process for administering the Leadership Assessment forms and Leadership Examination.

STEP 3

SUBMIT NAMES OF LEADERS TO BE ELEVATED

Senior Pastors will receive information via email by Wednesday, June 8th concerning how to submit leaders’ names for ordination and consecration.

STEPS 4 – 5

ENSURE YOUR LEADERS ATTEND THE REHEARSAL AND ORIENTATION – AND ARE PREPARED FOR THE CONSECRATION SERVICE WITH THEIR CEREMONIAL ATTIRE AND SACRIFICIAL OFFERING.

They are welcome to invite their family and friends to be a part of this awesome occasion!

CEREMONIAL RECAP CHECKLIST

We have provided a checklist to help you throughout this process.

  • Register for the convention
  • Have your Leaders Complete the Leadership Assessment
  • Have your Leaders Take the Leadership Examination
  • Submit the names of the leaders who are approved to be ordained / consecrated
  • Ensure your leaders bring their Ceremonial Attire to the Convention 
  • Ensure your leaders bring their Sacrificial offering (Deacons/Deaconess – $25, Minister/Evangelists – $75, Elders – $100).
  • They are Welcome to Invite Their Family and Friends