Applicants for the ministry of PCI must be able to show that they have suitable gifts and aptitudes for ministry. This is normally demonstrated by a track record of involvement in their local church and in other areas of Christian work.
In addition to this, the Council for Training in Ministry has developed two courses to help potential applicants to determine their suitability for ministry. These are Handling the Word and the Accredited Preachers Course which are offered at various times and in different locations. Details of upcoming courses can be found here.
From 2016, successful completion of the Accredited Preachers Course will be a prerequisite for acceptance as a student for the ministry of PCI.
The application process also involves a placement in a congregation so that some assessment can be made of an applicant’s gifts and abilities.