Obtaining Credentials

We believe the Bible teaches every believer is called to serve God with some type of ministry. That ministry may be in the church, schools, neighborhood or the marketplace. We also believe the Bible teaches God places a special call upon some individuals for vocational ministry. The ministerial credentials granted by the Assemblies of God is man's response in honoring and validating that call to vocational ministry.

 If you are new to the credential process, 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.

If you feel you are ready to pursue credentials, then you can download the Credential Information Packet or request one by email: credentials@araog.org. If you have questions please feel free to call 501-455-5444.

If you or your spouse have a former spouse that is living, you will need to complete the Divorce Information Packet.  You may download it by clicking on the link, or request one by email:  credentials@araog.org.  If you have questions, please feel free to call 501-455-5444.

The Arkansas credential team members will work with you through the process of getting credentials.

If you are already credentialed and want to pursue an upgrade in credentials, email: credentials@araog.org and request the upgrade packet.

Credentials Dates to Remember

Upcoming 2018 Deadlines

  • Application Due - August 20, 2018
  • Exam Due - September 17, 2018
  • Credential Meeting - October 15-16, 2018


Upcoming 2019 Deadlines

  • Application Due - December 10, 2018
  • Exam Due - January 22, 2019
  • Credential Meeting - February 18-19, 2019

  • Application Due - April 22, 2019
  • Exam Due - May 20, 2019
  • Credential Meeting - June 17-18, 2019

  • Application Due - August 26, 2019
  • Exam Due - September 23, 2019
  • Credential Meeting - October 21-22, 2019

  • Application Due - December 16, 2019
  • Exam Due - January 21, 2020
  • Credential Meeting - February 17-18, 2020