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 and proper motives
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 Application, Supporting 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
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).
Employer Reference (2 needed)
Friend Reference (3 needed)
Minister Reference (3 needed, 1 must be from current lead pastor)
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.