Internships for those seeking credentials with the Assemblies of God
How long does an internship take?
Internships are required at all three levels of credentialing — Certified, Licensed, and Ordained. They are a practical, hands-on ministry experience normally supervised by the intern’s home church pastor. Because the internship prayer journal requires six months to complete, the internship is a minimum of six months. Interns have up to 2 years to complete their internship requirements.
What does it cost and how do I register?
The cost for your Internship is a one-time registration fee of $80 (for MNSOM) and a recommended honorarium to your Mentor of $100. A book will also be assigned and that is a separate cost. You can register on the Class Registration page.
I am working toward credentials. When do I start my internship and when do I apply for credentials?
In the Minnesota District, the Pre-Application for credentials can be submitted anytime after May 1. All supporting documents then for the full credential application are due October 1 each year. Credentials are bestowed during the District Council ceremony the following April. The six-month internship must therefore be started before June 1 in order to complete the requirements by November 30 to receive credentials in the following year. More credentialing information can be found at http://www.mnaog.org/credentials. All classes must be completed by December 31 of that year.
Who supervises my internship?
Typically, the Internship mentor is your church Pastor. All Mentors must be Assemblies of God Ministers, must be one credential level higher than the level the intern candidate is seeking to complete and needs to be approved by the MNSOM Director. A Mentor Covenant must be completed and sent for approval during the first month of internship. For approval, make a copy of the signed Mentor Covenant and return it to the the District Office:
Minnesota District of the Assemblies of God
Rev. Pam Lund-Internship Director
1315 Portland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Scan and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Fax: (612) 332-2510
Waivers are a possibility for people in active ministry roles only for the Licensed and Ordained Internship levels. Applications for waivers and waiver checklists should submitted well before the April 1st for internship registrations to meet October 1st credential application deadline. All candidates seeking waivers will be interviewed by the Minnesota District Secretary -Treasurer, Rev. Jim Filbeck
Students can find all of the Internship Manuals and paperwork on their Moodle Website after they have registered for an internship and the MNSOM staff has processed the registration.
What if I want to go straight through to Licensing?
We offer a Combined Internship option that covers all the requirements for both Certified and Licensed level internships. The suggested time to complete is 1 year as there are almost double the requirements as an Individual level. The cost is $160. It will save you internship requirements along with credentialing steps and fees.
What if I would like more experience with the internship concepts?
We offer an annual Propel Internship Summit in January that gives hands-on, practical teaching and practice on internship topics. Please go to https://mnsom.org/internship-summit/ for more information.