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									               CORNERSTONE CHURCH
         MINISTERIAL LICENSING/ORDINATION
                    APPLICATION
                                January 1999-January 2000

Note**
         1.   Answers must be written out in either blue or black ink.
         2.   Print only unless otherwise specified.
         3.   Answer all questions! For those that do not apply, simply put DNA on the appropriate line.
         4.   Be sure to read and answer each question in a thorough, thought out and precise manner. Take your time
              to exhaust all commentary when you give the answer.




Name______________________________                                 Date___________________

Current Address____________________________________________________
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Mailing Address____________________________________________________
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Telephone_________                    E-mail address_____________________________

Social Security Number______________________________________________

Date of Birth______________________________________________________

Spouse’s Name_____________________________________________________
Spouse’s date of birth________________________________________________

Member of Cornerstone? __________                        Approximate date joined: _________

Race___________

No. of children________

Name and age of children
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Have you been born again? _______
Please explain your experience. Give dates and be specific.
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Have you been baptized in water by immersion subsequent to salvation? _______

Have you received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the initial physical evidence of
speaking in other tongues? If so, please explain.
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Do you tithe to Cornerstone? _______

Briefly explain your beliefs concerning giving tithes and offerings.
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Describe in detail your call to full time ministry (use extra sheet of paper if necessary).
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What direction have you received from the Lord regarding your ministry?
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What steps have you taken to prepare for full time ministry? (i.e., volunteer positions,
schooling, internships, etc.)? Please be specific and use extra paper if necessary.
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List all schools of higher education and dates attended.
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List other ministries and churches that you have been or are currently involved in. Please
include the names of the ministries or churches, pastors or leaders name, city and state, and a
brief description of areas and activities that you participated in.
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List ministries and churches that you admire, closely follow and/or support financially.
Briefly explain why you feel strongly about these ministries.
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Please answer the following statements by checking the approiate box.

Jesus was born of a virgin.                                                  Yes          No
Healing is provided for in the Atonement                                     Yes          No
The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God.                 Yes          No
Jesus is God’s Son, and the only sacrifice for our sin.                      Yes          No
It is the responsibility of the church to reach the world with the gospel.
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Speaking in tongues is the initial evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
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God is one, manifested in three persons known as the Trinity each one being coequal.
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The one who physically dies in his/her sins will be eternally lost with no hope whatsoever.
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Briefly describe your position with secret organizations such as the masons, shriners, eastern
star, etc. Please give the reason why you feel the way that you do.
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Briefly explain your view of people of another race.
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Describe in detail (be sure to give scripture references) your view on how a minister should
conduct themselves. Be specific in areas of public ministry, dress, accountability, home life,
and finances. Use an extra sheet of paper if necessary.
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Do you use any form of tobacco products? _______                        If yes, please explain.
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Do you drink (socially or otherwise)?                   _______
Have you used any illegal drugs in the last five years? _______
Are you currently using any prescription drugs?         _______
If yes, please explain and give name and address of physician.
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Have you been involved in any homosexual activities in the last 10 years? _______ If
yes, please explain.
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Have you ever been charged, prosecuted, or convicted for child abuse? _______ If
yes, please explain.
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Have you ever been charged, prosecuted, or convicted of any felony offense? _______ If
yes, please explain.
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Have you or your spouse ever been involved in a divorce? _______ If yes, please
explain.
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Are you currently licensed/ordained with any other organizations? _______ If yes, please
describe what your current involvement is with these. Please give name and address of each
ministry/organization that you are involved with.
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Why do you desire to be licensed/ordained through Cornerstone Church? Please be very
specific.
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What do you believe that being licensed/ordained will do for you to help you to be a better
minister?
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Give at least three references. One must be an ordained minister, one must be a member of
your family other than your spouse, and one must be a close friend. All three references
must be at least 21 years of age.



Please read the following qualifications for licensing/ordination carefully and sign below.



Qualifications for license.
1. Applicant must demonstrate a definite call to the ministry.
2. Fill out the application, and turn in all paperwork.
3. Read the three books, Decently and in Order, and You have a Ministry by Bob Yandian, and
   Understanding the Healing Power of God by Doug Jones.
4. Be at least 21 years of age.
5. In agreement with the faith and practices of Cornerstone Church.
6. A tither to Cornerstone Church and in good standing.

Qualifications for Ordination
1.   Applicant must have been licensed for at least one year.
2.   Fill out the application, and turn in all paperwork.
3.   Read the following books and be able to take a written exam from them. Decently and in
     Order, by Bob Yandian, The Believer’s Authority, How to be led by the Spirit of God, He gave gifts
     unto Man, and Plans Purposes and Pursuits, by Kenneth E. Hagin, Honor, by Kenneth
     Copeland and The Power of Vision, by George Barna.
4.   Be able to demonstrate wisdom in the area of finances.
5.   Be at least 25 years of age.
6.   In, or in the process of being in full time ministry.
7.   In agreement with the faith and practices of Cornerstone Church




I hearby declare that all answers on this application are true and that I will notify the
office of Cornerstone Church immediately if there are any changes in my life or
beliefs pertinent to being licensed/ordained through Cornerstone Church.

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Witness_______________________                               Date____________
There are certain aspects of our Christian faith and doctrine that a minister should know and
practice. Please answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper in a neat and
detailed format. This should be typed. Use scripture references for your answer, as well as
be very analytical and pragmatic in your approach to each answer.

1.   Describe in detail how to lead men to Christ. Use methods, ideology, theology and
     everyday circumstances to define your answer.
2.   Describe in detail how to minister the baptism in the Holy Spirit to others. Use the
     same formula that you used in the previous answer to formulate your exposition.
3.   Describe in detail how to minister to the sick. Understand the word minister as you
     give a detailed description of different cases that a minister will come across. Be specific.
     Be practical in your approach to the gifts, faith, and comforting those who do not
     receive.
4.   Who is the governing authority in the local church? Why? Give a detailed synopsis of
     the four types of church government and which one that you see as being scriptural.
     Give approiate scriptural references.
5.   What are the five purposes of the New Testament church? Explain each one in detail
     with references.
6.   What does submission and authority mean to you? Give scripture to substantiate your
     views, and be very logical in your approach.
7.   Describe in detail the calling and responsibility of each one in the office of the five-fold
     ministry; Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher.
8.   Describe in detail your views upon the gifts of the Spirit. Be specific when it comes to
     the church, home, and at work.

								
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