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:

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Christ in the Synoptic Gospels
  • Intro to Pentecostal Doctrine
  • Intro to Hermeneutics
  • Intro to Theology
  • AG History, Missions, and Governance
  • The Spirit Empowered Church
  • Relationships & Ethics in Ministry
  • Beginning Internship (12 weeks)

License to Preach:

All courses under Certificate of Ministry, plus

  • Acts: Holy Spirit at Work in Believers
  • Prison Epistles
  • Eschatology
  • Romans
  • The Local Church in Evangelism
  • Intro to AG Missions
  • Effective Leadership
  • Intro to Homiletics
  • Conflict Management for Church Leaders
  • Intermediate Internship (12 weeks)


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

  • Corinthian Correspondence
  • Prayer & Worship
  • Homiletic Seminar Part 1
  • Homiletic Seminar Part 2
  • Church Administration, Law, & Finance
  • Poetic Books
  • Preaching in the Contemporary World
  • Pentateuch
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Advanced Internship (12 weeks)