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Q 7. What represent your Code of Arms?
This is the new one for 2018 for EMMI
Representing our 4 Ministries
1) The Methodist Ministry (Blue)
2) The IAoC Ministry (Red)
3) New Hope Ministry & Missions (Green)
4) The Chaplaincy Ministry (Black)
In the center the Logo of Bible Academy
I had two Code of Arms before, one under EMMI and
one as a Bishop, ordained on November 30th, 2010,
Elected Archbishop at the January 2011 Symposium
and installed on May 6 of the same year.
For the IAoC mainly use by the Archbishop Eric
- Harvestime Bible Academy
- Pentecostal Church
- Baptist Church
- Methodist Church
First Archbishop Eric Code of Arms
- Christian Universalist Circle
- Alpha & Omega
- EMM in red chevron Archbishop Colour
- Flame for Christian Unitarian
Bishop Marie Code of Arms
- Helping hands represents her devotion of helping people
- Dove represents peace and the branch the new beginning
- Jesus represents the way and the truth
- Flame for Christian Unitarian
- The Blue Cross means she won't deny helping based on your faith.
Bishop Eric Code of Arms
- Compass lead the way to Jesus
- Gagnon's Bird Symbole
Q 8. What is the Archbishop Moto:
Semper Christo Fidelis: Always faithful to Christ, Toujours fidèle au Christ
Q 9. What is Rt. Rev. Marie Moto:
Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow
Q & A 4
|Legally Licensed or Ordained Minister
|Q 10. What is the requirements for Ordination as EMMI Minister?
Step 1: Write a one-page or more biography of your spiritual history from childhood to the present.
Step 2: Write a description on your current work telling the Ordaining Council how ordination will help you in your work or whatever it is you do.
Step 3: Are you ordained from an other organisation? If so include in your mail a copy of your ordination certificat.
Note: in text he represent he and she and man = man and woman
In general religious use, ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated, that is, set apart as clergy to perform various religious rites and
ceremonies. The process and ceremonies of ordination itself varies by religion and denomination. One who is in preparation for, or who is
undergoing the process of, ordination is sometimes called an ordinance. The liturgy used at an ordination is sometimes referred to as an ordinal
Non-denominational for students who or qualify (After graduation)
In Christianity, the term non-denominational refers to those churches that have not formally aligned themselves with an established denomination, or
remain otherwise officially autonomous. This, however, does not preclude an identifiable standard among such congregations. Non-denominational
congregations may establish a functional denomination by means of mutual recognition of or accountability to other congregations and leaders with
commonly held doctrine, policy and worship without formalizing external direction or oversight in such matters. Some non-denominational churches
explicitly reject the idea of a formalized denominational structure as a matter of principle, holding that each congregation must be autonomous.
Non-denominational is generally used to refer to one of two forms of independence: political or theological. That is, the independence may come
about because of a religious disagreement or political disagreement. This causes some confusion in understanding. Some churches say they are
non-denominational because they have no central headquarters (though they may have affiliations with other congregations.) Other churches say they
are non-denominational because their belief structures are unique.
Members of non-denominational churches often consider themselves simply "Christians". However, the acceptance of any particular instance on a
doctrine or practice (for example, on baptism), about which there is not general unanimity among churches or professing Christians, may be said to
establish a de facto creedal identity. In essence, this would mean that each non-denominational church forms its own unofficial "denomination" with a
specific set of tenets as defined by the beliefs and practices of its own congregation.
Ordination of women
The ordination of women is often a controversial issue in religions where either the office of ordination, or the role that an ordained person fulfills, is
traditionally restricted to men, for various theological reasons. At EMMI we ordain women.
Ordination at EMMI
We Take it very seriously and we DO NOT ORDAIN as an online church, it is a very serious matter. It have no shortcuts for ordination. Serious candidates
only will apply. The ordination process include an appropriate effort in education and ministerial training
We work with you to become a trained and licensed minister, with ordination through Eric Michel Ministries Int'l. Under the bylaws any person can
serve as a ceremonial minister for weddings, funerals, commitment ceremonies, house blessings, naming ceremonies and other rites with
approval of the church's board. After proper training and certification.
We are reaching out to all people and ordaining ministers from all over the world. We hope to spread Christianity around the globe. Religious
tolerance and understanding is important. We believe in freedom of religion, the right of every person to choose and practice his or her own religion.
You can be an associate member in Eric Michel Ministries Int'l and be ordained if you believe in Christ and you agree to spread the word of Christianity
in your own way, your actions and beliefs should not conflict our code of ethic and our oath. We volunteer and serve where we see a need. We are using
the Internet a modern technology to bring more people to God by ordaining Christian Ministers.
To be ordained begins with the candidate first acknowledging God's call to the ministry and then begins the process of examination that leads to
ordination of the candidate for an exciting opportunities for ministry. The examination should conclude that the individual is indeed called by God
and has demonstrated that he is able to provide leadership for the church. It must also be determined that he is Spiritually Grounded.
Once the examination is complete with the assurance that the candidate meets the requirements to enter as seminarian the candidate then assumes
full responsibility of God and the capacity for the ministries.
Seminarian is the church’s tentative approval for a man to serve until he has proved himself qualified for ordination. The practice of granting a license to a
minister the following steps are usually taken:
- The person to be licensed makes it public to the church and expresses his belief that God is calling him to the ministry.
- He asks the church to grant him to be ordained.
- The church then votes to grant the ordination or not.
- A “Certificate of License” is filled out and presented to the minister.
We at Eric Michel Ministries Int'l explicitly use a formalized denominational structure as a matter of principle, holding that each congregation must be
autonome. We refer to the form of theological independence. This independence come because of a denominational disagreement. But we have affiliations
with other congregations of the Christian church. We say that we are Nonconforming because our belief structure and polity are almost unique.
Eric Michel Ministries International (1987)
Membership for Clergy
You have the vocation call and you want to be part of a Eric Michel Ministries Int'l?
We are looking to ordain man or woman who wants to become a Minister. The Eric Michel Ministries Int'l is Free and Independent Christian Corporation and
associated with us may believe and cherish certain doctrines, we first and foremost believe that a creator created the universe the supreme deity unattainable
which everything comes and take precedence (John 1:1) over all differences, whether they be theological, denominational, ideological, or physical in nature.
We believe in essentials: Unity, Liberty, and Love.
In order to share ideas relating to the ministries and to aid each other in the education for/and performance of their ministry, the Chaplaincy is formed with
- They are a one of Christian Baptist,Evangelist, Methodist, Pentecostist or Christian Liberal
- They agree to maintain high ethical and moral values in all their dealings personally and professionally.
- They agree to respect each person's difference in doctrine, style and personality as they follow the leading of Eric Michel Ministries Int'l
- They agree to only speak in edifying ways in regards to other ministers,ministries.
- They agree to treat all with whom they come into contact as they would like to be treated.
Although other differences of beliefs, doctrine, interpretation, and opinion may be held and expressed by various members,these are to be held and
expressed in love and fellowship with those who may differ. Since members of the Eric Michel Ministries Int'l are located in various locations
throughout the world, members must subscribed to our Intranet the web-based Email discussions upon application approval. Using the intranet is virtually,
in most instances, the only way membership can be effective in fellowship, sharing and helping each other.
Web-based Email Fellowship and Discussion Group at Facebook, Facebook Workplace, Google G Suite & Yahoo Groups This is the heart of the
churches including the organization who ordained. For members who are not part of the clergy you can attend and must log in time to time, if no activities
for long period of time you will be removed. These are internet sites where members may post messages by e-mail, or at the web site, this list and the
message will be delivered, by e-mail to each member that is subscribed to the list. Replies to the message are also e-mailed to each member of the list.
This provides a way for members of any of our churches to easily communicate and share with each other.
Q 11. What our corporation offers you?
- A place where real or virtual Christian can share our thoughts and aspirations
- An approach to spirituality based on nature, experience and reason
- A place of self-discovery for those seeking an outlet for their spiritual side.
- Resources to help people define their own personal conception of something greater than themselves.
- Ideas to make his own moral code.
- Suggestions on ways to live life with a greater sense the goal to reach
- The church hopes to achieve some higher needs:
- The need for knowledge
- The need for spiritual growth
- The need to find purpose in life or understand the purpose of life
- The need for answers about life and death
- The need to develop a relationship with nature and develop the concept of God
- The need to share and communicate in communion with others
- The need for social structure and develop a moral code to live
The chaplaincy was created to help each other respond to these needs by sharing ideas and physical concepts. An association of the Christian of all
persuasions, You can find answers to members' needs. We want the truth observations and studies that give us a vision to find answers to the questions of
man’s higher needs
Q 12. What kind of person does the Chaplaincy seek to attract?
The Chaplaincy hopes to attract people who place high value on free thought and reason, open-minded, individualists who are seeking a religion or
spirituality that can work for them. Many of the greatest and most creative minds of all time rejected Atheist, but very many of them found spiritual fulfilment
in the study of nature and the sciences. From ancient Greece to the Enlightenment to the Space Age, Christian Spiritual people have been at the cutting
edge of science and philosophy. The Chaplaincy has no pretensions of sparking a new Renaissance, but providing a place for people to use their gift of
reason to grow spiritually can be rewarding enough, people certainly do not need churches for worship or religious rituals. So what functions, other than
worship, does a church offer, and why should members be drawn to a place that provides such functions? The idea of a church that encourages personal
growth, celebrates reason and offers a place for spirituality with sacred texts and dogma. As a religion,we offers these things, so the Church has a Christian
foundation, with many features that is necessary to establish a lasting church, so the Church extends in more directions than Christianity alone.
The dictionary says that a church can be either a place of worship or a place to learn. If some feel no need to congregate with others for religious or spiritual
reasons, then a church is superfluous to them. And if a person has no desire to engage in worship, then a church is not needed for that function.
The Church is intended as a house of worship. A church certainly is a religious congregation, however the Eric Michel Ministries Int'l is a church by that
Q 13. Are you a legal church?
NO, in Canada we are registered as a Religious Christian Corporation in the Federal Government as a Non-Profit Organization (2014-2019)
The Chaplaincy is considered to be a Para-Church.
Soon, in USA implanting a church started at the beginning of 2019, we are at the genesis stage with the legal administrative part.
REMEMBER: Ordination doesn't regard any government jurisdiction, In Canada & United States of America each provinces or states have their own
law who differ from each other when it comes to perform weddings, funerals paperwork are done by funeral homes, nothing to do with funeral ceremonies like
all other functions are related to FAITH only who is ruled by a denomination for the ones who are member of a denomination.
More detailed information on criteria used in accepting applicants for ministry or lay pastor training will be sent with the application form, and potential students
Selectors look for:
- Practical knowledge of at least one of these: faith, theology, tradition, and worship: for one of the Christian denomination.
- Several years' practical experience of the life of congregation
- Sense of vocation
- Ability to communicate well in English, French if ministering for French Members or vice versa
- Stability in one's personal life
- Good general level of education and cultural knowledge, in general a grade 12 or 13,
- Willingness to minister to the full range of Christian beliefs
- Willingness to undertake recommended courses
Ministers wishing to pursue in-service training, and lay people exploring the possibility of general theological education, should contact the Board of Elders directly.
How to Apply:
1st you need to be a member and donation for classes if accepted, before contact us here
Students who have completed a Bachelor Degree can apply to be ordained by FoJS Seminary from RTTM. They will
have to completed four courses as shown in graphic:
- association of other like-minded Spirit-anointed leaders
- Licensing, ordination and certification
- A commitment to anointed living
- Job placement in our own ministry
Completion and submission of the application form according to the instructions on the form submission of copies of all certificates of ordination and
postsecondary academic study, including formal and informal theological training submission of a criminal record clearance, submission of Letters of
Excardination from the previous organization.
Applicants for ordination or incardination will be asked to attend an interview with a member of the College of Bishops or a representative appointed by them.
They will be asked to explain their path in ministry to date, and their reasons for believing that they are suited to ministry in the Eric Michel Ministries International.
They will be asked to redo their vows. They may be required to complete additional educational prerequisites if their previous ministerial education indicates gaps,
and it is usual for applicants from the mainstream denominations to be required to complete academic work. They must demonstrate a sufficient foundation in
matters of faith and ministry. A period of formal discernment is usually required.
Clergy who have served ministerially at a level equivalent to a bishop in which are not in the Apostolic Succession may apply for incardination according to the
procedure above, but with the understanding that if they are accepted, they will either be sub conditionally re-ordained in the Apostolic Succession, or admitted
to a pastorate.
The Chaplaincy does not accept ministerial credentials from Internet based Churches or similar that offer "instant ordination" or ordinations that are 'purchased'
as fulfilling the requirements for incardination, regardless of their legality or the genuineness of the ministry of the person concerned. All clergy have to follow
one of our programs
The Chaplaincy will only accept the incardination of bishops in particular circumstances. No person, whether or not he or she has been consecrated bishop,
may be admitted to the College of Bishops until he or she has served satisfactorily for a time in the Eric Michel Ministries International.
Men and women who have not been previously ordained may apply for ordination in the Chaplaincy. The procedure is as follows:
Completion and submission of the application form according to the instructions an applicant must:
- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Have earned a high school diploma.
- Be a EMMI member
- Successfully complete the ordination course and be approved for ordination by the EMMI Board of Directors.
- Submit an application form through the mail or email. You are to submit the following with the application form: a signed copy of
the EMMI Statement of Faith and Non-Hatred Pledge, your resume, and a paper about your spiritual journey and call to ministry.
- Be personally interviewed by a EMMI Board Member, minister, or a person qualified and approved to conduct the interview on our behalf.
- Must give us permission to run a criminal background check on your name. This is mainly to protect us from lawsuits if one of our
EMMI-ordained ministers commits a serious crime in connection with his or her ministerial duties.
- Arrange to have three people who know you, and are not close friends or family, submit confidential letters of recommendation.
- Have at least three contacts either in person or by telephone with a liaison assigned by the EMMI Ordination Committee. This is to get to know you and
- Write a paper about your spiritual beliefs.
- Donate $500 for a non-refundable application fee. You may pay this fee with an initial agreed-on amount and in installments, with the full fee due prior
to ordination. The cost of books is not included.
- The reading and writing assignments may be shortened for people who are already ministers with knowledge and experience, on a case-by-case basis.
The application fee may be reduced to $150 for people who are approved by the Ordinand Approval Committee and Board of Directors for a fast-track
program with significantly reduced course work requirements.
Important Note: Donating the application fee does not guarantee that ordination will be granted! The EMMI is not a mail-order ordination mill; this is not a “pay to get
ordained” offer. If you are looking for a quick way to get ordained without effort and study look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you are looking for a credible
ordination that will build your knowledge and abilities and which you will be proud to put on your resume, we encourage you to go through the study process of EMMI
ordination program. We have a serious educational program which must be taken seriously and completed by the applicant in a way that demonstrates learning
and readiness for Unitarian ministry in order to be ordained by the EMMI.
For a part-time student of the EMMI ordination program (e.g., someone who has a full-time job), it will typically take one to two years to complete.
Applicants with no formal education in ministry are required to take at least a year to complete the program (in order to allow significant time for interaction between
the candidates and their mentors), and are required to attend at least one EMMI-sponsored event. Applicants have up to three years to complete the program. If it is
not completed within three years of initial application date, the applicant must begin the process anew and donate a re-application fee of $500.
Final, lifetime ordination is granted by laying on of hands by a EMMI Bishop at an ordination ceremony. The ceremony normally takes place at a EMMI annual
conference but may be arranged for a different time and location if necessary, on a case-by-case basis.
All ordinands are required to show completion of an acceptable level of education, in addition to a sufficient foundation in matters of faith and ministry. This requirement
may be satisfied in full or in part by previous education and experience. For those who need to complete their educational requirements.
All ordinands must be able to demonstrate competency on the altar or complete altar training. This is achieved through attachment to the Chaplaincy, where the
ordinand will be expected to undertake regular duties and receive training from an experienced minister or bishop.
The Chaplaincy practices ordination in the Apostolic Succession through the laying on of hands by a bishop in a public open service.
Lay work and serving
Many people are just not called to the ordained ministry for any number of reasons. The EMMI has numerous valuable and worthwhile roles for those in this position.
There are also several groups that have needs for people in this category. If you have any questions before applying, please contact us.
Ordination & Credentialing Qualifications
Ordination is the process that we, as a Christian Chaplaincy and Ministerial fellowship, use to recognize called and fully equipped ministers.
However, not everyone comes to us fully equipped and therefore do not qualify for Ordination status. In these cases, we commission or license ministers
based on their level of equipping and experience. Commissioned, licensed and ordination designations are fully recognized as clergy status and give ministers the
legal protection needed to function.
The basic qualifications for clergy credentials are:
Maturity equivalent to being a spiritual leader
Agreement with our Statement of Faith
Character references including a pastoral reference, another minister or elder
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(Donation could change without notice)
Lay Minister in chaplaincy training one year, vestments, books, etc., are not includes.
Signatures and addresses of 25 members or more of the denomination, excluding clergy and their families, petitioning to register you as a minister.
We require ministers membership due yearly renewal including all lay ministers, ministers and bishops.
For your Ordination you will need a alb and a lay minister stole, or a minister stole.
Ordination and Credentials
Ordination and Clergy Credentialing is man’s method of acknowledging what God has already completed in the life of a man or woman. It is the recognition of
someone gifted and called by God to a particular dimension of ministry of the Lord.
The purpose of issuing ministerial credentials such as ordination to prepared and qualified candidates is:
- to establish a recognition of those called to specific ministries of the Christian faith,
- to make available a qualification process by which leadership may recognize and endorse such person, and
- to provide an accountability process measured by defined ethical and religious standards.
Clergy status and specifically ordination is the highest recognition that a church can bestow on a minister. If you want to become a minister with the recognition of
commissioned, licensed or ordained please understand that along with this honor comes responsibility and accountability.
Ordination and clergy status within the EMMI are designed to honor ministers in three categories: lay minister, minister and Bishop.
Lay Ministers, while fully recognized as clergy, are not expected to perform all of the ecclesiastical services of a ordained minister. They are credentialed as
supportive or beginning level ministers and allowed the opportunity for training, ministry experience and further development into a unique ministry. Accountability
and quarterly reporting are required ingredients for all ministers and used in the evaluation, renewal and upgrade process.
Ministers are fully recognized as clergy, but have a greater level of experience, equipping and responsibility than lay ministers. However, they still do not carry the full
responsibility of an ordained bishop. Accountability and quarterly reporting are required as is a more clearly defined ministry. Ministers are recognized as fully equipped
ministers that have proven leadership capabilities. With certain life experience exceptions, the ordination credential will not be awarded with less than one year of
membership with the EMMI. This allows the initial character investigation as well as the accountability, quarterly reporting and annual renewal processes to give an
accurate portrait of the ministers life and calling.
Professional accountability, quarterly reporting and the annual renewal process are required and significant ingredients in our clergy credentialing system. Being
set apart for the work of the ministry is a highly responsible endeavor.
Ordination & Credentialing Qualifications
In addition to ordination and clergy status we have unique ministry designations that describe what a minister’s primary ministry is.
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Our communication system, which includes quarterly reporting and an annual renewal as part of the relations is mandatory for all ministers. Ordination and clergy
credentialing with no reporting, no expiration or no disciplinary procedures in place have very little value.
EMMI Ordination Program
Confidential Letter of Recommendation form are available to all applicants.