WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

BEFORE YOU APPLY


BIBLICALLY, APPLICANT MUST..

  • HAVE A Testimony to having experienced the new birth (John 3:5)

  • HAVE A Testimony to having received the baptism in the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4 with the initial physical evidence of speaking in tongues

  • HAVE Clear evidence of a divine call to the ministry evidenced by a personal conviction

  • A blameless Christian life and a good report (Titus 1:7; 1 Timothy 3:7)


ASSOCIATING WITH THE ASSEMBLIES, APPLICANT MUST..

  • Be a member of an Assemblies of God church and have been so for a minimum of 6 months.

  • Be actively engaged in some aspect of ministry, except in case of ill health or infirmity.

  • Have the recommendation of their pastor.


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

For each level of credential, a certain amount of education is required. These are the General Guidelines for Educational requirements, but there are always exceptions.  Please send transcripts to kweisbrod@azag.org for evaluation. For an in depth break down on the educational requirements for each level, click the button below.


marriage and divorce

If married, neither the applicant nor the spouse may have a living spouse from a previous marriage unless the divorce occurred prior to conversion, or where there was unfaithfulness or abandonment of the believer by an unbeliever. If this applies, please contact Katie Weisbrod at kweisbrod@azag.org, or by phone at (602) 343-4012 before moving forward with the process.


criminal record

All ministerial applicants and upgrades must consent to a General Council mandated background check, which includes a National Criminal File Search, Social Security Verification, Felony Including Misdemeanor County Court Records Search, and State Sexual Offender Database Search, and a credit report. The fee for this background check is $40 and is due at the time the application is returned. If we need to run a multi-county Felony county court Records search, or multi-State Sexual Offender Database Search, there may be an additional fee. If you have a criminal record, please contact Katie Weisbrod at kweisbrod@azag.org before moving forward.