Credentialing Levels and How to Apply


Credentialing Levels

CERTIFIED MINISTER – Those who indicate God’s call to ministry, manifest a desire to enter the ministry by engaging in Christian work and, who devote a part of his or her time to Christian service may be recognized as Certified Ministers.

LICENSE TO PREACH – Those who exhibit clear evidence of a call to ministry and practical experience in preaching, together with an evident purpose to devote one’s life to ministry, are eligible for a License to Preach.

ORDAINED MINISTER – Qualifications for Ordination are outlined in the New Testament scriptures (I Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:7-9). They are of mature Christian experience who are qualified and able to undertake the responsibilities of the full ministry. Applicants must be 23 years of age or older and a member of the MN District AG for no less than one (1) year prior to ordination. They must also possess a License to Preach and be in active full-time ministry for at least (2) consecutive years.

How to apply for Credentials

Go to to visit the Minnesota District Council website. Near the bottom, click “Follow the Call”. Read the Credentialing Handbook and complete the Pre-Application in the first part of the year you plan to apply for credentials. All credentialing questions can be directed to Erin Corbett, the Credentialing Coordinator for MDC, at