Are Ministerial Credentials in Your Future?
Thank you for your interest in exploring credentialing opportunities with the Assemblies of God. This season of Kingdom expansion in Ohio requires a growing force of gifted and committed laborers!
CREDENTIAL LEVELS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Certificate of Ministry: They shall show promise of usefullness in the gospel work. They shall devote full or part time to Christian ministry and, at the discretion of the district credentials committees, may remain under the supervision of a pastor or a ministry coach or mentor. They shall show evidence of a divine call and be actively engaged in some aspect of ministry and proclamation of the gospel, except in case of ill health or advanced age.
License: Qualifications for license shall include clear evidence of a divine call, character and preparation suitable for that calling, practical ministry experience, and an evident purpose to devote one's life in service to the proclamation of the gospel.
Ordination: Qualifications for ordination are outlined in the New Testament (I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:7-9). In addition:
1. Applicants must be 23 years of age or older.
2. They must have met all the requirements in making application and in completing the prescribed application form.
3. No person may be ordained to the ministry until he or she has shown evidence of a divine call and has held a ministry license and has been actively engaged in ministry and proclamation of the gospel for at least 2 full consecutive years immediately prior thereto.
EDUCATION: All applicants must meet the appropriate educational requirements for the level of credentials being sought. Please refer to "Educational Options" for further information.
For more information about credentials, please visit the Credential Application Procedure page, or contact Amy Surgener (firstname.lastname@example.org; 614.396.0700)