Credentialing with the Assemblies of God

We are excited that you are taking the next step on your ministry journey by applying for a ministerial credential through the Northwest Ministry Network! Please review the educational requirements and proper motives for credentialing. If you are a non-English speaking applicant, or know someone who is, we have additional support through our process available.  

Step 1: Pre-Application

Submit the Pre-Application Questionnaire to Elaine Jones, the Credentials Specialist, at the Northwest Ministry Network via mail or email. After we review your credential pre-application, you will be contacted about your next steps in the credentialing application process. 


Step 2: Application

Submit the Credential ApplicationSupporting Documents and Minister's Asessments to Elaine Jones, the Credentials Specialist, at the Northwest Ministry Network via mail or email before one of our two yearly deadlines (June 1 or October 1) along with:

  • $150 Application Fee - pay by check or online

  • Educational Transcripts

  • Copy of your Social Security Card

  • Digital photo of applicant


If you or your spouse have experienced a divorce, please contact the Credentials Specialist prior to submitting an application. 

Review the Levels of Credentials


Please email the appropriate link below to all the references listed on your application. Once they click the link, they will be taken to an online web-form that will auto-email the reference to the Credentials Specialist, Elaine Jones. Alternate versions of the reference forms can be obtained by request to the Credentials Specialist for those who prefer a paper version (versus online). 

Reference Forms


Step 3: Exam

Once the application and supporting documents are received, you will be emailed with the details for your exam, including study guides to help you prepare for the exam (the first week of August or November).

Step 4: Interview

After you have successfully completed the exam, your Regional Leader will contact you to arrange an interview date (sometime in September or January).

Step 5: Approval

Following your interview, the Regional and Area Leaders will vote to make a recommendation for your credential. Upon recommendation, your application will be sent to the General Council office for final approval. You can expect to receive your offical credential card and welcome packet in the mail within 4-8 weeks once the General Council has approved your credential. You will also receive an invitation to the New Minister's Connection, a mandatory orientation for newly credentialed ministers that is held annually in conjunction with our Network Conference. 



Please contact Elaine Jones, Credentials Specialist, 425-888-4800