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OCC School Of Ministry

OCC School of Ministry is designed to cultivate a collaborative, spirit-filled environment to equip, shape, and empower servant leaders who are called to Christian ministry. 

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Mission: to train and educate men and women to be effective ministers of the Gospel.

Vision: The School of Ministry exists to prepare and propel leaders who actively seek to promote biblical authority and make disciples. 

Through its Vision and Mission, the OCC School of Ministry prides itself on these tenants:

  • Biblical Theology & Interpretation
  • Servant-Leadership
  • Discipleship

The School of Ministry Licensure Program is a 10-month intensive course that is divided into 3 sections: Leadership, Theology, and Practicum. In this time, you learn how to lead well, lead biblically, and lead practically.


Step 1

Anyone interested in licensing or ordination may request a copy of current policies from one community church. (The request may be made in person, by mail, or by telephone.)


Step 2

The Application will be reviewed by the licensing and ordination committee and an interview of the applicant will take place. The applicant’s spouse and dependent children age 13 or greater and living at home will be included in the interview.

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Step 3

The licensing and ordination committee will inform the applicant of the decision regarding the request for licensing and ordination.

Pre-Licensure Requirements


– Conversion (saved at 3 years)
– Clear Call to Ministry
– Recommendation by pastoral
staff/ministry leader
– Membership at least 24 months
– Currently serving in ministry
– Spousal Agreement
– Previous Ministry Experience

Once they receive approval from the
Candidate Committee then the
program starts.

Licensure Program Requirements


– Leadership Training & Evaluation
– Lead a Life Group
– Discipleship Group with PCE/PM (6 months In/6 Months Leading)
– Evangelism
– Learn and Assist in Church Duties
– Monthly Check-In with Mentor
– Teaching Lessons (Mentor Approval)
– Preach a Sermon (Mentor Approval)
– CORE Attendance

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Pre – Ordination Requirements

Licensed Minister through OCC or from a previous church.

Recommendation by pastoral staff/ministry leader

Membership at least 24 months

Currently serving in ministry when applied

Spousal Agreement

Previous Ministry Experience

Student Guidelines

– All Studies/Sessions are accompanied by a Student Study Guide (SSG) 
– Students must complete each course 
– Each SSG can be accessed at will (by registered students only) 
– Students are expected to attend each Class Lecture fully prepared to participate in class discussion and, if required, to respond to an impromptu quiz 
– Both the Class Lecture and the Student Study Guide are used to formulate the semester’s Final Exam 
– ABSENCE/LATE ARRIVAL: All absences and late arrivals must be excused. Students are to obtain an excused status on all absences and/or late arrivals by reporting all such (with an explanation) 
– NOTE: sites/student domains are only available to CURRENT registered students



There is no Registration Fee
Enrolled Students are required to cover the expense of textbooks