Step 1:


The initial step of completing the online application should be a prayerful one. We firmly believe that God sets members in the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27-28). After you have reviewed our DNA and prayerfully considered affiliation an application must be completed and submitted online or by mail. An application fee of $50 must accompany the application (if mailed a check may be sent; if online application is used a credit card should be used). You can download the application PDF from the link below.


Step 2:

Interview and Recommendation

Consideration of your initial application includes an accompanying follow-up process:

  • If you are applying for ordination with Vanguard Ministries, the Vanguard Accreditation Council will appoint an Ad Hoc Credentials Committee to schedule an interview with you (either in person or via telephone). If you are applying for a license a determination will be made if a Credentials Committee is required.
  • The committee will notify you in writing of their recommendation concerning your application for membership.
  • All candidates who are recommended for membership will indicate their acceptance of the recommendation by payment of the annual dues:
    Vanguard Covenant Member – $46.17 per month or $500.00 per year
    Dues are payable by check, Visa or MasterCard.
  • Confirmed applicants will receive a dated membership card and certificate, confirming them as members in Vanguard Ministries and thus mutually accountable through the annual review and reporting process.

Step 3:

Confirmation and Celebration

Each newly credentialed member is encouraged to participate in the Annual Leadership Summit, where an Ordination Ceremony will be held. VM Lead Team will lay hands on the candidates thus acknowledging God’s call and commissioning. A prophetic presbytery will convene that will affirm, validate, and impart to the new members.