Have you ever wondered, why should I be ordained?  Click here for an explanation of the purpose of ordination.  Upgrading your credential is a great way to sharpen your skill set through ongoing education while moving toward the biblical precedent for ordination.  Below is a basic outline of the credential process so you know what to expect.

Upgrade Application

Ordination Upgrade Application

Background Disclosure

Authorization Release

Authorization Release for Spouse (if applicable)

Bankruptcy Questionnaire (if applicable)

  1. Mail application and supporting documents along with the following: $125 application fee * Educational transcripts * Copy of social security card to the Georgia Assemblies of God office.
  2. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule your credential exam.  You will receive a study guide to help prepare you for the exam.
  3. After you have successfully completed the exam, we will schedule you for an interview with the Credential Interview Team.
  4. Once you have completed your interview, the Credential Interview Team will vote to make a recommendation for your credential.  We will notify you the results if the Credential Team and the Presbytery’s decision.  Upon recommendation from the presbytery, we will send your application to the General Council office for final approval. 
  5. You can expect to receive your official credential card and welcome packet in the mail within 4 to 8 weeks once the General Council has approved your credential.