Licensing and Ordination

Looking for a way to connect with the right organization or denomination to get licensed and/or ordained? The ORU Ministers Network is here to help!

Although ORU does not license or ordain, the Ministers Network networks with many ministries, denominations and organizations that do. With over 1,100 ministries and churches in our network, we have a myriad of resources to offer you. Check out the list below for links and brief descriptions of the resources they offer. The right connections are just a click of a mouse away!

Victory Fellowship of Ministries (VFM)
VFM is a fellowship of ministers, churches and ministries from around the world. Founded by the pastors of Victory Christian Center, Tulsa, OK, the late Pastor Billy Joe and Sharon Daugherty, the fellowship provides assistance, outreach, networking, fellowship and ministerial credentials to qualified members. For more information, visit our website at:

World Ministry Fellowship (WMF)
WMF is a network of ministers, ministries and churches worldwide. Established in 1963, it is dedicated to ministerial interaction, communication and relationships.

Christ for the Nations Fellowship of Ministers and Churches
CFNFMC was established to provide spiritual covering, pastoral care, mutual accountability, ministry resource and fellowship for its credential holders, affiliated churches and ministries which ascribe to the vision and mission of the fellowship. We also purpose to fellowship with all pastors, missionaries, leaders, churches and ministries which manifest the Spirit of Christ, and to encourage and edify the body of Christ.

The Church of God
Findings its beginning in the late 1800s, the Church of God is Pentecostal-based and gives priority to prayer, Pentecostal worship, evangelism, church planting, leadership development, care for others and interdependence in the body of Christ.

Assemblies of God (AG)
AG has roots in the Pentecostal revival of the early 1900s, and has a threefold mission

  • To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world
  • To be a corporate body in which man may worship God
  • To be a channel of God's purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His son

The United Methodist Church (UMC)
With roots tracing back to the 1700s, the UMC was officially founded in 1968 and has adopted a four-fold mission of welcoming new people in, worshiping God, nurturing its members and sending people into the world to spread the gospel.

Open Bible Churches
Born out of two separate revivals in 1919 and 1932, Open Bible Churches is an association of evangelical Pentecostal/Charismatic churches. They carry the mandate of the development of healthy, loving relationships that produce support and accountability among their ministers and churches. They also focus on leadership training, vision and strategic planning to fulfill God's call for them.

Church of God in Christ (COGIC)
The COGIC began in the late 1800s with the emergence of such leaders as Elder Charles Harrison Mason. The Church of God in Christ, Incorporated is the largest Holiness-Pentecostal and African-American Christian denomination in the United States of America.