Education Requirements

Educational Requirements can be completed at an Assemblies of God college or university. Students with a Bible or ministries major at an Assemblies of God college or university will qualify scholastically as follows: two years for certification; three years for license; four years for ordination.

All applicants are required to meet the following minimum study requirements, prescribed by the General Council of the Assemblies of God. These study requirements can be met by enrolling in the Missouri School of Ministry. The Missouri School of Ministry allows the student to complete the study requirements for each level of credential in one year. Students may receive course reduction based on previous studies in other ministry schools.

Applicants can also compete the study requirements by independent study through Global University. Their web site can be reached on the World Wide Web at

Certificate of Ministry:

Christ in the Synoptic Gospels
Intro to Pentecostal Doctrine
Acts: Holy Spirit at Work in Believers
Prison Epistles
Beginning Internship (12 weeks)
Intro to Hermeneutics
AG History, Missions, and Governance
The Spirit Empowered Church
Relationships & Ethics in Ministry

License to Preach:

All courses under Certificate of Ministry, plus:

Intro to Theology
New Testament Survey
Old Testament Survey
Intermediate Internship (12 weeks)
Effective Leadership
Intro to Homiletics
Conflict Management for Church Leaders


All courses under Certificate of Ministry and License to Preach, plus:

Corinthian Correspondence
Poetic Books
Preaching in the Contemporary World
Church Administration, Law, & Finance
Advanced Internship (12 weeks)
Prayer & Worship
Intro to AG Missions
Pastoral Ministry