How to Become a Pastor for Free
29 SEP 2017
There are different ways to become a pastor. Your path will depend on the state you live in, whether you want to be ordained, and your reasons for becoming a pastor. There are churches online that offer ordination for free. You will need to be ordained to perform weddings, baptisms, and other events. Becoming ordained does not qualify you to be a pastor at any church. Each church will have different standards and requirements for pastors.
1 Talk to your pastor
Talk to your pastor about your goal. He may be able to provide you with resources. Find out what requirements he fulfilled to become a pastor.
2 Enroll in a seminary school
Enroll in a seminary school. You may be able to find grants or scholarships that will allow you to attend college for free. This is the traditional path to become a pastor.
3 Become ordained online
Become ordained online. There are churches online such as the American Fellowship Church and Universal Life Church that will ordain you online for free.
4 Complete the online application
Complete the online application to become ordained. This will generally only include your name and address.
5 Print your ordination certificate
Print your ordination certificate once approved or order one online. With proof of your ordination, you can apply to become a pastor at churches. Some churches have internships or other positions available that will allow you to gain experience.