The licensure process of Church of God ministers is a formation process. In this process, the denomination partners with individuals in order to help them to fulfill their divine call and place of ministry. Calling And Ministry Studies (CAMS) helps the applicants determine if they are called to clergy ministry, as well as providing knowledge about ministry.
There are two sections in CAMS—seminars and individual study. The three seminars, which are attended by both the applicants and their spouses, provide tools so that the applicants can identify if they are called to clergy ministry. The seminars also offer an explanation of the Christian ministry.
The individual study includes conducting personal devotions about the divine call and ministry, studying about the divine call and ministry, and writing papers about their calling and understanding of ministry.
The spouses will attend the three seminars and will write the papers about their calling and understanding of ministry.
If people are interested in enrolling in CAMS, they are to talk with their pastor. The pastor will contact the state office for the application.