ICE Certification: Training, Experience, Credibility
Training, Experience, and Credibility—all are necessary to encourage culturally-appropriate arts in missions. That's where ICE comes in - with motivation to get practical training in ethnodoxology and other arts-in-culture disciplines, grow skillful with those tools in your experience in Kingdom work, and document your progress with a credible certification that opens further doors for you.
ICE certifications are based on points gained from a variety of activities:
- Arts Worker (75 total points required): You become certified as an Arts Worker through documenting your past training, practical field experience, and professional involvement with other ethnodoxologists and arts researchers (75 total points required).
- Arts Specialist (100 total points required): You can earn the Arts Specialist certification by documenting additional levels of expertise and experience in these areas (100 total points required).
- Arts Training Specialist (130 total points required): Certification as an Arts Training Specialist comes by demonstrating, in addition, that you have significant teaching, training, and mentoring experience (130 total points required).
With ethnodoxology Certification, you show you have met the high standards of our Certification Committee, a distinguished panel of ethnodoxologists. These professionals are committed to establishing a credible standard for use of the arts in Christian ministry. With your permission, we will send press releases of your successful Certification to your agency, church, newspapers, universities, and other organizations you specify.
ICE Certification is all about opening doors.
- It's about providing the credibility you need with your ministry and partners.
- It sends a message that you are not simply a self-styled ethnomusicologist or arts missionary, but that your training, experience, and professional credibility have been 'approved by ICE's Certification Committee.
- It also gives ICE the freedom to recommend you to mission agencies, schools, and conferences as qualified to teach, mentor, and be included in other ministry opportunities.
The ethnodoxology Certification Application is a three part process all done online via this web site, as follows:
- Part 1: the applicant fills out the online application
- Part 2: the applicant pays their $40 application fee online or by check. In the event that you are not approved for certification on your first try, future applications will be free. We are sorry, but refunds are not possible.
- Part 3: Submit three types of written documents by email to Certification@worldofworship.org (View the ICE Certification Requirements for details about the written requirements):
- "Documentation of Points"
- two samples of their writing
- a short statement of their philosophy of ethnoarts and ministry
Upon review of your application the Certification Committee will approve or recommend a specific course to help you move forward as an ethnodoxologist. Our goal is to help you grow in your expertise and effectiveness in ministry.
We hope to see your application soon!
International Council of Ethnodoxologists
Dr. Brian Schrag, Dr. Julie Taylor, Co-chairs
Prof. Paul Neeley
Dr. Jean Kidula
Dr. Roberta King