Some States require that a minister is in “Good Standing” with their ministerial organization in order to register to perform marriages. Additionally, it is not uncommon for those hiring a wedding officiant to request a letter of evidence demonstrating that they are indeed a recognized minister with the spiritual authority to solemnize their marriage vows.
Often, churches require a letter of evidence to verify a minister who may be applying for a ministerial position. This letter of good standing is written on high-quality paper bearing our organization’s letterhead, signed by the Senior Elder, and embossed with the official seal of the NACM.
1) We renew credentials in the month that they are ordered -without regard for being early or late.
2) Members of our organization can be sure that they are qualified to request documents if:
a) Their contact information is up to date on their profile at: http://www.nacministers.org
b) They have received a notice (in writing via email) from the NACM administration that their request for the recognition of ordination has been approved. All valid communication must have come from the following email addresses: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If for any reason a member is uncertain about their status, we encourage to contact our HelpDesk at the following link: https://nacministers.help/contact-us/
To request this document, the named recipient MUST have met the following requirements:
1. They are a member of the NACM with a profile at http://www.nacministers.org,
2. They must have been approved for ordination by the NACM after applying at: https://nacministers.help/ordination-application
If the named recipient has not met the above criteria, the request for documentation will not be processed. HOWEVER; if by mistake the document is received:
a) it WILL be considered invalid; and
b) a fraudulent request for a document with the intention of deceit.
Further, the person named on the document will not be validated by our organization should a request for verification be made by government, institutions, church bodies, ministries, the public etc. In addition, the person(s) named, AND the ordering party will be identified as guilty of fraudulent intentions.