Have you ever wondered, why should I be ordained? Click here for a brief explanation of the purpose of ordination. Upgrading your credential is a great way to sharpen your skill set through ongoing education while moving toward the biblical precedent for ordination.The steps to advancing your credential are listed below:

  • Submit application and supporting documents along with $150 application fee and copy of your social security card to the Northwest Ministry Network. Application deadlines are June 1st and October 1st each year. (Click on links below to download documents.)

Upgrade Application

Background Disclosure

Authorization Release

Authorization Relase for Spouse (if you're married)

Bankruptcy Questionnaire (if applicable)


  • Once application is received, you will receive an email to schedule the credential exam. (A study guide will be sent to help you prepare!)
  • After the exam is complete, your Area Leader's office will be in contact to schedule your interview.
  • The Area Leaders will meet and vote on a recommendation. You will be informed of their decision via email. Once approved, your application is forwarded to the General Council office for final approval. It can take between 4-8 weeks for the credential to be mailed to you. (Ordination applicants will be given their ordination card during the ordination service at Annual Conference.)



Questions? Contact Teresa Bates: teresab@northwestministry.com
phone: (425) 888-4800
Mail application to:
35131 SE Douglas St. #200
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
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