APPLICATION PROCEDURE  


We are excited that you are taking the next step on your ministry journey by applying for credentials with the Minnesota District Council.  Please review the 
Credential Handbook which includes the educational requirements.


Upgrade applicants – scroll down to "Take your Ministry to a New Level"

First time applicants – continue here


Step 1: Pre-Application

Submit the Pre-Application to Annette Junak, the Credentials Coordinator, at the Minnesota District Council via mail or email (ajunak@mnaog.org). After we review your credential questionnaire, you will be contacted about your next steps in the credentialing application process. 


Step 2: Application

Submit the Credential Application and Supporting Documents to Annette Junak, the Credentials Coordinator, at the Minnesota District Council via mail or email before October 1st  along with:

  • $165 Application Fee - pay by check or online
  • Educational Transcripts
  • Photocopy of your Social Security Card

 Please note:  If you or your spouse have experienced a divorce please contact the Credential Coordinator prior to submitting an application. 

References

Please email the appropriate Reference Form to all the references listed on your application. Please advise them to email or mail the form directly to Annette Junak. 

Reference Forms


 Step 3: Exam

Once the application and supporting documents are received, you will be emailed with the details for your exam, including study guides to help you prepare for the exam which must be taken and received in the District Office by November 1st.   If you would like to have the exam proctored, please submit the Proctor Form to Annette Junak.


Step 4: Interview

After you have successfully completed and passed the exam you will be ready for the Interview which takes place at the Training Seminar in February (dates are listed in the Credential Handbook).  You and your spouse are required to attend.


Step 5: Approval

Following your interview, the Presbyters will vote to make a recommendation for your credential. Upon recommendation, your application will be sent to the General Council office for final approval. 

Step 6: Credential Ceremony

You will receive your official credential card and welcome packet at the Credential Ceremony held during District Council each year in April.  You and your spouse are required to attend.



Take your Ministry to a New Level

Upgrading your credential is a great way to sharpen your skill set through ongoing education while moving toward the biblical precedent for ordination. The details for upgrading your credential are below:

Application

Submit the Upgrade to License Application or Upgrade to Ordination Application and Supporting Documents (mail or email) to Annette Junak, Credentials Coordinator along with:

·       $100 Application Fee for Licensed ; or

·       $165 Application Fee for Ordained (online or check)

·       Photocopy of your social security card 

(Application deadline is October 1 each year)

 References

For those upgrading to license, three ordained AG minister references (if applying at the license level, one must include your senior pastor), three friend references, and one employer references are needed. For those upgrading to ordination, four ordained AG minister references are needed. Please email those on your application the corresponding form below. Their completed forms must be emailed or mailed directly to Annette Junak, Credentials Coordinator.

Reference Forms

·       Upgrade to Ordination Ministers Ref (4 needed)

·       Upgrade to Licensed Pastor Ref (1 needed, current pastor)

·       Upgrade to Licensed Minister Ref (2 needed)

·       Upgrade to Licensed Friend Ref (3 needed)

·       Upgrade to Licensed Employer Ref (1 needed)


Exam

Once the application is received and reviewed, you will be emailed the details for your exam, including study guides to help you prepare (must be received in our office by November 1).

Please note:  NO EXAM for Ordination 


Interview

After you have successfully completed and passed the exam you will be ready for the Interview which takes place at the Training Seminar in February (dates are listed in the Credential Handbook).  You and your spouse are required to attend.


Approval

Following your interview, the Presbyters will vote to make a recommendation for your credential. Upon recommendation, your application will be sent to the General Council office for final approval. 

Credential Ceremony

You will receive your official credential card and welcome packet at the Credential Ceremony held during District Council each year in April.  You and your spouse are required to attend.


Questions

Please contact Annette Junak, Credentials

Phone:  612.332.2400

Email:  ajunak@mnaog.org

Mail:  1315 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404


 
 
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