JOIN

JOIN

If you sense that God is leading you and/or your church family to join with our family of churches, we’d love to pray with you about this and help you through the process.   Let’s imagine what God will do as we take each step in this same direction.

Join Your Church

Become Credentialed

Application Process

Join Your Church with Vinia

The Application Process and requirements:

  • Your pastoral leadership must be credentialed through Vinia.
  • There shall be at least 15 baptized adults (16 years or older) in the fellowship.
  • The fellowship shall be in agreement with the Missionary Church Articles of Faith and Practice.
  • The fellowship shall agree to contribute their share to the on-going ministries of their region and the denomination.
  • The membership shall be a 75% majority vote approve an action to join Vinia.
  • The newly-organized church shall submit an application for member church status to the region.
  • The church will go through an approval process with Vinia.

Become Credentialed with Vinia

The Application Process and requirements:

  • Complete a national application with personal and theological questions
  • Complete a spouse’s application
  • Complete a philosophy of ministry application
  • Sign our Vinia Covenant
  • Background and credit check
  • Education requirements- degree in Christian studies or complete our CLi credential classes.
  • References
  • Other Assessments
  • Divorce application if needed
  • History of the Missionary Church exam
  • Interview with the Vinia Credential Team
  • Final approval with the Vinia board
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