1. CAN ANYONE GET INVOLVED WITH THE NETWORK?
To ensure effective accountability, there is a process. FountainGate Ministries Network is a relational network; thus, there needs to be a period where we get to know each other, understand backgrounds, theological and biblical viewpoints, and take the time to share vision.
If we have no prior knowledge of your ministry, we would initially work toward you becoming a certified minister. Once you obtain this and have at least an Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies (or something comparable),
you can then be considered for ordination. This provides the time for us all to get to know you better, but also provides an assurance that we are all on the same page from a biblical perspective.
Please note that FountainGate Ministries Network reserves the right to refuse anyone ordination. We believe that protecting the ministry God gave us and the network of ministers at large is paramount.
2. WHAT IS THE USUAL TIME PERIOD FOR ORDINATION?
Usually from start to finish for someone who has no prior connections to anyone in the network, the process for certifications, studying toward an
Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies to then become ordained is approximately two years.
3. WHAT IS THE COST TO BE PART OF THE NETWORK?
The current annual cost for ordination is $300 for an individual and $450 for a couple per year.
The current annual cost for ordination for a certified minister is $200 per year.
The cost of studying at the FountainGate School of Revival is $75 per credit unit. The amount of credits you will need to complete an Associate of Arts degree is considered on a case by case basis and will be determined by prior study and ministry experience.
4. DO PEOPLE IN THE FOUNTAINGATE NETWORK GET A DISCOUNT FOR STUDIES WITH THE FOUNTAINGATE SCHOOL OF REVIVAL (FGSOR)?
Absolutely! Everyone in the FountainGate Network, regardless of whether they are working towards certification, ordination, or are already ordained can receive a 10% discount on all studies with the school, except the school student registration fee, which is a standard $50 fee for all students.
An entire degree for someone with zero credit units applying to complete a Bachelors in Biblical Studies is $9,600 to complete the necessary 128 credit units. This is one of the most affordable schools you will find anywhere, and as a FountainGate Network member you will receive a $960 discount on this. This is outstanding value!
5. HOW DO I STAY CONNECTED TO THE FOUNTAINGATE NETWORK?
The Network meets bi-annually online (via Zoom) and also has an annual conference in the fall that all ministers are strongly encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to spend time with everyone in the network to fellowship, encourage each other, pray together, and go deeper in God together.
We encourage everyone in the network to build relationship with others in the network outside of officially scheduled meetings as well. The leadership of FountainGate Network will also be in regular contact with every ordained ministry and ordained minister to provide guidance, wisdom, and oversight. This network functions as a Kingdom Family, as a New Testament relational network.
6. CAN YOU BE REMOVED FROM THE NETWORK?
A large part of this network is relational and the Apostolic leadership believes in relational communication. If an issue arises, they will be there to support, advise, and guide.
However, if a moral failure has occurred, it maybe necessary to revoke ordination and covering if repentance and restoration is not evident.