Thank you for expressing interest in credentials with the Assemblies of God.

Educational Requirements

There are several resources for fulfilling the educational requirements for credentials with the Assemblies of God.

Obtaining Credentials

If you are viewing this page you are no doubt pursuing a call upon your life for ministry. There is nothing more important than obeying the leading of the Holy Spirit, and we can think of no higher calling than serving the will of God by serving your fellowman through ministry - whether that be in the pulpit or on the mission field or with music or other skills with which you have been blessed.

The gifts and callings are of God. We believe that every believer is called to some ministry. We also believe that God places a special call upon some individuals for a specific type of ministry. The ministerial credentials granted by the Assemblies of God is man's response in honoring and validating that call to specific ministry.

We encourage you to download the Credential Brochure to help you understand the process involved in receiving a credential with the Assemblies of God and more particularly with the Arkansas District.

As a credentialed Assemblies of God minister you join the ranks of men and women who for decades have proclaimed and lived the principles set forth in the Scriptures. We encourage you to pursue your credential diligently. Please feel free to contact us if needed as we want to help you in fulfilling God’s call on your life.

For more information contact us.

STEP ONE

Meet with your sectional presbyter for an initial interview. If you are unsure which sectional presbyter you should contact, click here for a state map showing each section.  Please contact the district office for additional presbyter contact information.

STEP TWO & BEYOND

Once you have completed step one, you will receive communication from the District Secretary's office that will guide you through the other steps to pursue your ministerial credentials with the Arkansas Assemblies of God.

Credentials Dates to Remember

Upcoming 2017-2018 Deadlines

  • Application Due - April 24, 2017
  • Exam Due - May 22, 2017
  • Credential Meeting - June 19-20, 2017

  • Application Due - August 21, 2017
  • Exam Due - September 18, 2017
  • Credential Meeting - October 16-17, 2017

  • Application Due - December 11, 2017
  • Exam Due - January 22, 2018
  • Credential Meeting - February 19-20, 2018


Credential Renewal

CREDENTIALS MUST BE RENEWED BY DECEMBER 31

TWO OPTIONS FOR RENEWING CREDENTIALS:

  1. Renew ONLINE. Be sure to follow instructions completely. Click here to proceed.
  2. SIGN and SUBMIT original forms received from General Council. (You should receive these forms around December 1.) The forms give instructions and must be postmarked by December 31.

GENERAL COUNCIL DUES ASSOCIATED WITH RENEWALS:

All unpaid dues must accompany renewal.

  • Certified - $120
  • Licensed - $240
  • Ordained - $300

DISTRICT COUNCIL RENEWAL FEE:  $20 (regardless of credential level)
Click here to pay online.

ITEMS TO NOTE:

Renewals postmarked after December 31 will require a $50 late fee.

Credential will be considered lapsed if renewal is not received by January 15 and will require reinstatement. Contact District Office for reinstatement instructions.