Certified Upgrade to License

A credential upgrade to License is for those who are currently Certified with The General Council of the Assemblies of God.  

The following text from the General Council Bylaws provides qualifications for the licensed minister:

Specific Qualifications (GC Bylaws Article VII, Section 3. d)

Licensed minister.  Qualifications for license shall include clear evidence of a divine call, character and preparation suitable for that calling, practical ministry experience, and an evident purpose to devote one's life in service to the proclamation of the gospel.

All credential upgrade candidates must submit a pre-application questionnaire (click here to download) to the SNEMN credentialing office and it must be approved by your sectional Presbyter and your Pastor prior to officially starting the credential upgrade application process.  

Once a pre-application questionnaire is received, next steps will be communicated.

 

Licensed Upgrade to Ordination

A License upgrade to Ordination is for those who are currently Licensed with The General Council of the Assemblies of God.  

The following text from the General Council Bylaws provides qualifications for the licensed minister:

Specific Qualifications (GC Bylaws Article VII, Section 3. e)

Ordained minister.  Applicants must be 23 years of age or older.

No person may be ordained to the ministry until he or she has shown evidence of a divine call and has held ministry license and has been actively engaged in ministry and proclamation of the gospel for at least 2 full consecutive years immediately prior thereto.

Applicants must be residents of or hold credentials in the district where they make application and appear before its credentials committee, and shall have been a member of the district in which he or she is seeking ordination at least 1 year.

In order to maintain active status, ordained ministers shall be engaged in viable ministry and proclamation of the gospel except for cases of disability, retirement, or other valid circumstances as determined by the general secretary.

We ordain ministers once a year at our Annual Network Conference.  In order to be considered for Ordination all candidates must submit a pre-application questionnaire (click here to download) to the SNEMN credentialing office and it must be approved by your sectional Presbyter and your Pastor.  You must complete the pre-application questionnaire and submit it by September 1st and ALL paperwork including the exam must be received by December 31st.

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