Ministers

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Recognizing the tremendous diversity of the Body of Christ and the ministers God is raising up, educational requirements for credentials with the Assemblies of God can be met through a variety of customizable training venues. To begin your search for accredited course work from quality institutions across the nation, visit Assemblies of God Colleges or Universities, including correspondence and online opportunities through Global University.  Global University offers the same courses on a non-accredited basis for a substantially lower cost through Berean School of the Bible. Global University also offers a 20% tuition discount to those currently pursuing credentials.

The Potomac Network is pleased to offer all the necessary credentialing courses through the Potomac School of Ministry, with multiple locations and dates available for course offerings. This is a great way to learn from fellow Potomac leaders and to rub shoulders with other Potomac individuals who are exploring the call of God on their lives.


Minimum Academic Requirements

The General Council of The Assemblies of God offers the following rubric for educational requirements for credentials:

Certified Minister:

Successful completion of two years of study as a Biblical Studies or Ministry major at an Assemblies of God Institute/College or successful completion of the Global University Courses as required by the General Council.

Licensed Minister:

Successful completion of three years of study as a Biblical Studies or Ministry major at an Assemblies of God Institute/College or successful completion of the Global University Courses as required by the General Council.

Ordained Minister:

Successful completion of four years of study as a Biblical Studies of Ministry major at an Assemblies of God Institute/College or successful completion of the Global University Courses as required by the General Council for Ordained Minister.  Two years of approved AG ministry as a Licensed Minister is a prerequisite.

Non-Assemblies of God Biblical Education:
If you have completed theological coursework at non-Assemblies of God Institutions/Colleges, please contact bpucher@potomacag.org regarding transcript(s) evaluation.  Courses will be evaluated against the Global University course requirements.  Credit will be given based on this evaluation.

Educational Requirements by Level

Potomac School of Ministry courses are designed to be taken by credential level. View a course listing and schedule here. Educational requirements can also be satisfied by distance learning with Berean School of the Bible – go to globaluniversity.edu, click on Berean School of the Bible.