Welcome to the Ordination process of the ABCNJ. Before filling out the form please read our Ordination Standards and Procedures and Covenant and Code of Ethics.

Information collected in this form is for use by the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey and will not be sold or redistributed without permission. It will be shared with the national American Baptist information database for the purpose of recognizing your candidacy with our wider family. This is helpful should you pursue a ministry opportunity outside New Jersey.

Name *
Phone *
Your best contact phone number.
Phone Number Type *
Which type of phone number is this?
Address *
Your contact mailing address.
Birth Date *
Birth Date
The college from which you matriculated.
The seminary from which you matriculated.
The American Baptist Church which holds your membership.
Have you received believers baptism by immersion?
Have you taken a course on Baptist Polity and History? *
Do you accept the Covenant and Code of Ethics of the Minister's Council? *
The church or other ministry from which you have received a call.
Ordination Candidates
The question below is only intended for Ordination Candidates from American Baptist Churches.
Have you been licensed?
Candidates for Recognition
The questions below are intended for those seeking recognition of ministry credentials with The American Baptist Churches USA.
Which church or organization ordained you to ministry?
Ordination Date
Ordination Date
The date of your ordination.
All Candidates
The questions below are intended for both candidates for ordination and recognition.
Have you read the Ordination Standards and Procedures? *
I give permission to ABCNJ to use the provided information to assist me on my ordination journey. I also give permission to ABCNJ to share this information with ABCUSA. *