New Credentials Orientation
New Credential Orientation or (NCO) takes place twice each year (March & August). It is for anyone who is interested in obtaining first-time credentials or who is new to the Ohio Ministry Network. You will meet many other people thinking, praying and preparing to transition into ministry. We explore the credential process, educational requirements, as well as the roles and responsibilities of being a minister.
The day is full of meeting people and includes a free lunch. You will hear from and meet with many of the department leaders at the Network Resource Center. You will learn about the incredible benefits of receiving ministry credentials with Ohio. The event goes from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Reminder: If you are not close to completing the education for credentials, you may want to wait to attend, policies and leadership change and it’s best to attend when you are close to finishing your credential courses or have completed them. The orientation talks extensively about the application process steps, what is required, and deadlines for the next round of interviews. Again, you are more than welcome to attend, but if you have a ways to go on your education or other processes (divorce/credit) all the deadlines and possibly some policies could change.
The next NCO will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Please complete the pre-registration form below:
*The September 2019 New Credentials Orientation registration will open after the March 2019 orientation.
If you cannot make it to one of our Tuesday March/September orientations, we do have a NCO online course available for $100. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The credential process can take on average of 6 months depending on a number of factors. Below is a timeline to assist you in the process should you desire to move forward (please click on the applicable timeline below).
Please note that the September 2018 NCO timeline is only for those who attended NCO in September 2018 and the March 2019 timeline is only for those who will attend NCO in March 2019.