We are excited that you are considering applying for ministerial credentials with the International Ministry Network! We want to provide you with the information you need and answer any questions you may have. Below are the forms you will need to fill out.

For any questions, please contact Nyla Ebrecht at office@imnetwork.org or (269) 556-0334. Once the forms are completed, you can mail them to:

International Ministry Network
3084 Niles Rd
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Credential Checklist

This is a useful tool to help guide anyone looking to begin or finish their journey in being credentialed with the Assemblies of God through IMN. Basic instructions are provided as to which forms below need to be filled out and submitted.

Download the “IMN Credential Checklist” PDF.

Application for Credentials

This is the starting place for anyone wanting to become a minister within the Assemblies of God. All questions must be answered clearly and fully, using ink. If sufficient room is not found on the form for a proper answer, state your answer on a separate sheet of paper.

Download the “Application for Credentials” PDF.

Application for Upgrade

This is for anyone who wants to upgrade their already-existing credentials withing the Assemblies of God. If you do not currently hold and Assemblies of God credential, please complete and submit to the district office an application for ministerial credentials (above). Applicants for credentials should read carefully the qualifications in the General Council and the district council bylaws. You may complete this form electronically and print it, or print it and fill it out in ink.

Download the “Application for Upgrade” PDF.

Background Check Disclosure

This form authorizes the General Council of the Assemblies of God and/or the International Ministry Network to make an independent investigation of the applicant’s background, references, character, past employment, education, credit history, criminal or police records, etc.

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Information Release for Minister

This form releases the International Ministry Network from any liability that might arise from reviewing information collected during the background check (see above) and ensures that references submitted by the applicant’s College, Employer, Friend, Minister, etc. will be kept confidential. The form must be signed in the presence of a notary.

Download the “Information Release for Minister” PDF

Information Release for Spouse

This form authorizes the International Ministry Network to conduct a background check on the applicant’s spouse and releases IMN from any liability that might arise from reviewing the information collected and ensures that references forms submitted by the applicant’s College, Employer, Friend, Minister, etc. will be kept confidential. The form must be signed in the presence of a notary.

Download the “Information Release for Spouse” PDF

College Reference

This form is required for an applicant who has attended or is currently college. The top half of this form is to be filled out by the applicant, then given to an appropriate faculty-member of the applicant’s college to be completed and mailed back to the International Ministry Network (see address at top of page).

Download the “College Reference” PDF

Employer Reference

This form is required for an applicant who has previously been employed. The top half is to be filled out by the applicant, then given to their employer to be completed and mailed back to the International Ministry Network (see address at top of page).

Download the “Employer Reference” PDF

Friend Reference

The top half of this form is to be filled out by the applicant, then given to a well-acquainted friend to be completed, who is able to express a trustworthy opinion regarding the applicants qualifications to fill the sacred trust of a minister of the Gospel.

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Minister Reference

The top half of this form is to be filled out by the applicant, then given to a minister who is well-acquainted with the applicant to be completed, who is able to express a trustworthy opinion regarding the applicant’s qualifications to fill the sacred trust of a minister of the Gospel.

Download the “Minister Reference” PDF

Certification Examination Synopsis

This is a helpful study-guide intended to aid the applicant applying for the “Certified” level credential. It lists topics the applicant should know in preparation for both the written and oral components of the credential examination.

Download the “Certification Examination Synopsis” PDF

License Examination Synopsis

This is a helpful study-guide intended to aid the applicant applying for the “Licensed” level credential. It lists topics the applicant should know in preparation for both the written and oral components of the credential examination.

Download the “License Examination Synopsis” PDF

Ordination Examination Synopsis

This is a helpful study-guide intended to aid the applicant applying for the “Ordained” level credential. It lists topics the applicant should know in preparation for both the written and oral components of the credential examination.

Download the “Ordination Examination Synopsis” PDF