EXHORTER | CAMS
The entry level for credentialing is Exhorter. Applications are available for download at the link below. The Exhorters application also serves as an application for the Calling and Ministry Studies (CAMS) program which ministerial applicants must complete before obtaining credentials. CAMS is conducted once a year by the Ministerial Development Board. Sessions begin in September and conclude in January. In order to be admitted to CAMS, applicants must have their completed application packet at the State Office by June 1st. Candidates that have a previous marriage (for themselves or their spouse) must submit their application by January 31.
Once a candidate has successfully completed the CAMS program they will be interviewed by the Ministerial Development Board. If this board approves the candidate to continue with the credentialing process, the candidate can purchase a study guide for the Exhorters test and begin to study for the exam. Candidates who wish to obtain a Minister of Music or Minister of Christian Education certificate must complete the same process as those who are seeking their Exhorter.
Exhorter | CAMS Application