Those who have already been ordained as ministers in other denominations and who wish to be accepted as Elim Network ministers will follow a process of application appropriate to their experience and previous training.
It is possible for those who may be engaged in the pastoral ministry but who are not ordained, to apply to be accepted as a Network Minister in Training working towards ordination.
Elim Ministers holding Elim Network credentials are subject to the same professional ministerial guidelines and disciplinary processes as those holding an EFGA credential (other than access to the EFGA Arbitration Board which is only available to full EFGA ministers) and will also be expected to have a valid enhanced DBS certificate.
It is standard practice for Network ministers and representatives of Network churches to be invited to participate in their local region, where they are afforded voting rights and can hold office though not that of National Leaders.
The Alliance National and Regional Leaders make themselves available for ministry and consultation to all Network churches and ministers as they do for Alliance churches.
Relationship is what makes this great partnership work, requiring both parties to be committed and connected to each other. The following are ways in which a Network minister can ensure that this relationship can be fostered and given the opportunity to flourish: