SCHOOL and ACADEMY
with Credential Holders Information
DIRECTOR - District Missionary Katherine Boyd
Deaconess Missionary Training Class Facilitator - Missionary Carolyn Lemmon
Evangelist Missionary Training Class Facilitator - Missionary Dr. Alice Jenkins-Jones
Washington State Jurisdictional School of Missionary Licensing with
IDOW Standardized Curriculum and Process
DIRECTIVES OF RECOMMENDING A CANDIDATE FOR LICENSING
There are two categories of recommendation of a Candidate who is saved, sanctified, and Holy Ghost filled with the evidence of speaking in tongue and after 2 years at the present home church with pastoral observation:
Deaconess Missionaries are women who have been observed by her Pastor for a minimum of 2 years and are saved, sanctified, and Holy Ghost filled with the evidence of speaking tongue and whose ministry involvement is within her local church. However, with the permission of her pastor, her ministry may be extended beyond the local church, in which case, an Evangelist Missionary accompanies her. She must study the Word of God, seek training through Institute classes, Bible Studies, college, etc. This level of preparation will equip her for effective ministry. After a minimum of two years of dedicated service as a Licensed Deaconess Missionary, she may then become a Candidate for the Evangelist Missionary License (to attend the class) with the recommendation of her pastor. The role of a Deaconess Missionary is not to be confused with that of a Deaconess in the local church.
Evangelist Missionaries are women who have been observed by her Pastor for a minimum of 2 years as a Deaconess Missionary and are saved, sanctified, and Holy Ghost filled with the evidence of speaking tongue, qualified, and available to minister beyond the local church. Her experience and knowledge should enable her to effectively, and accurately, proclaim the Word of God in soul-winning crusades and wherever a door of opportunity is opened.
Candidate Requirements of Attendance and International Pre-Requisites:
The Deaconess Missionary Candidate must be saved, sanctified, and Holy Ghost filled with the evidence of speaking tongue. She must attend The Jurisdictional Department of Women’s School of Licensing and Credentialing to complete the full mandated Course of Study (orientation and 7 classes - schedule of class months will be given to her at the first/orientation class) and she will complete the pre-requisite background check and the pre-requisite on-line Ethics Training before proceeding to the written and oral examination after the full course is completed.
Evangelist Missionary Candidate must be saved, sanctified, and Holy Ghost filled with the evidence of speaking tongue. She must have a Deaconess Missionary License and then will attend The Jurisdictional Department of Women’s School of Licensing and Credentialing to complete the full mandated Course of Study (orientation and 7 classes - schedule of class months will be given to her at the first/orientation class) and she will complete the pre-requisite background check and the pre-requisite on-line Ethics Training before proceeding to the written and oral examination after the full course is completed. Please note that the Evangelist License is deferred for those Candidates with children aged nine (9) and under; however, they do qualify for Deaconess License.
The Cost of Registration includes the Curriculum Guide, all class handouts, IDOW Missionary Training and Washington State Jurisdiction Department of Women training/licensing paperwork process.
The Female who is aspiring to be a Candidate must have submitted the full Registration Fee by Cash App to the Women’s Department Treasurer - $WSJWomenCOGIC, prior to MARCH 1ST (of this year of the Course Facilitation) without exception. (The future cost of any other class books, background check, on-line Misconduct Training and IDOW Licensing Process Fee are at the additional expense of the Candidate):
Deaconess Missionary Candidate Registration Fee: $100.00
Evangelist Missionary Candidate Registration Fee: $100.00
The International Department of Women Licensing Procedure for Missionaries is now internationally standardized, and nothing can be omitted or changed (additions are encouraged) as these licenses are through the International not the Jurisdictional church. All requirements, including attendance at every one of the 8 classes, must be adhered to in order to proceed to the examinations. It is crucial that the character of those recommended be in compliance with the efforts of our International Church and this Jurisdiction in particular.
Washington State Jurisdictional District Missionary Academy
The newly appointed District Missionary is enrolled in the WSJW District Missionary Training Orientation and continues onto the regularly scheduled mandated Academy with all other District Missionaries.
The Academy provides an Orientation and an ongoing training of continuing education for excellence as a District Missionary. The training emphasis is centered around the how-to strategies, duties, and primary objectives of the District Missionary. These include supporting the focus of her Superintendent’s projects and the vision in the District and supporting the women’s ministries in the district.
WSJW District Missionary Training Orientation
This training orientation, which was visioned in 2021 to begin in the New Year of 2022, has been designed and is mandatory, specifically for the new WSJW District Missionary and for all present WSJW District Missionaries who have never attended the Orientation. The Orientation is scheduled to meet as needed and then attendees will go immediately into the following scheduled Training Academy.
WSJW District Missionary Training Academy
This training academy, which was visioned in 2021 to begin in the New Year of 2022, has been designed and is mandatory, specifically for all “with charge” WSJW District Missionaries and is open to all “without charge” District Missionaries. This Academy and its Orientation are closed to “observers.” The Academy is scheduled to meet regularly as scheduled on the 2nd Saturday of each month of February, May, September, and December in person, or if no 2nd Saturday Meeting then on Zoom, promptly from 8:30am – 9:30am.
This training is targeted to enrich and develop the hearts and minds of the WSJW District Missionary to manage growth, challenges, and change. This will be accomplished by thoroughly examining three main areas for proficiency: (1) leadership, (2) management, and (3) professional development. The WSJW District Missionary will learn with the other WSJW District Missionary in an interactive environment. Experienced facilitators who possess an undeniable knowledge of the Department will help them to understand and implement the District Superintendent’s focus and how to support the Jurisdictional Supervisor’s work in the Department of Women.
If space is given, at the Jurisdictional Leadership Conference in January, each eligible WSJW District Missionary will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the 1-year period. (Following the 1st year of Academy, the District Missionary Unit will continue to use these months to meet under the facilitation of the President.)
Washington State Jurisdictional Women - Other Licensing and Credential Information
TRANSFERRING COGIC FEMALE CREDENTIAL HOLDERS:
Missionaries transferring from another COGIC jurisdiction (COGIC Licenses are International, not Jurisdictional, therefore we do not "exchange" licenses). On ARC, make official Transfer of Church/Jurisdiction then submit a picture copy, along with a copy of her Missionary License, and a copy of her current credential card to the Supervisor of Women, Washington State Jurisdiction, at SupvGLT@WSJWomen.org. After, all 3 documents are received and information is verified by Supervisor’s office, the Supervisor will authorize documentation of the Missionary onto the Washington State Jurisdiction Missionary Roster and a new Roster will be given to the District Missionary.
LICENSING OF FEMALE HOLDERS OF OTHER CREDENTIALS:
Regardless of whether the person has ever been a member of the Church of God in Christ or not (even those who were Credential Holders and then left and are now returning) there must be a process of refresher of COGIC Doctrine, procedures, administration, etc. Please follow the Directives for Recommending a Candidate for Licensing with the exception of 6 months at the present home church with observation by your pastor in place of the 2 years observation.
In order to maintain COGIC credentials a Washington State Jurisdiction Licensed Missionary must pay her International Reports on time and consistently. These submitted Reports are documented and sent by the Missionary to the District Missionary by the 1st Saturday in February. The District Missionary then submits the International Report Form/reporting documentation to the Executive Secretary by 9:00am on the 2nd Saturday of February. the Executive Secretary then submits all Jurisdictional female Credential Holders reports and any not submitted will not go to the International Church for Credentialing.
(It is necessary for the Office of the Executive Secretary to have up-to-date contact information for the Licensed Missionary to forward to the International Church in order for the credentials to be received by the Licensed Missionary by mail. If this is not facilitated correctly and in a timely manner, the Missionary will probably not be able to receive her renewed Credential Card by the Holy Convocation.)
Please Note: The International COGIC Licensing Process differs from the past processes where the International Department of Women processed the women's credentials. If a missionary's credentials expire without payment of the International Report, the missionary may be required to go through the process again, which includes a COGIC on-line training, a background clearance and possible other requirements in order to receive her credentials.