Minimum Academic Requirements

The General Council of The Assemblies of God offers the following 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 lynette@penndel.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

Educational requirements can be satisfied in several ways:

1- Berean School of the Bible – go to globaluniversity.edu, click on Berean School of the Bible, click your way to order the courses.  Courses for all three credential levels can be completed through Berean.

2- SEU The Academy – go to seu.edu. Please note, when taking courses with The Academy, a separate Practicum course is also required to fulfill the internship course portion.   Certificate of Ministry requires PMIN 1302 Academy Practicum 1, License requires PMIN 1302 Academy Practicum 2, Ordained requires PMIN 1302 Academy Practicum 3.

3- PennDel School of Ministry in Monroeville, Camp Hill, Bethlehem, PA  go to penndelsom.org

4-Northeast Ministry School in Allison Park, PA go to northeastministryschool.com

5- GT School of Ministry in Reading, PA go to gtaog.org

6 – GT Leadership Academy in Reading, PA go to GT Leadership Academy.org

7- University of Valley Forge in Valley Forge, PA, go to valleyforge.edu

LEVEL ONE (CERTIFIED MINISTER)
Upon successful completion of the Level One Ministerial Certificate, a student should possess the academic requirements to apply for Certified Minister status in The General Council of The Assemblies of God.  This would include a working knowledge of Bible study methods, New Testament content, and Pentecostal doctrine.  He or she should possess the basic skills needed to begin serving in a ministerial role in the local church.

 

BIB 114 Christ in the Synoptic Gospels
BIB 115 Acts: The Holy Spirit at Work in Believers
BIB 117 Prison Epistles:  Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon
BIB 121 Introduction to Hermeneutics:  How to Interpret the Bible
MIN 123 The Local Church in Evangelism
MIN 171 A Spirit-Empowered Church
MIN 181 Relationships and Ethics in Ministry*
MIN 191 Beginning Ministerial Internship
THE 114 Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrines
THE 142 Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance

*All Berean students are approved to self study the course – no district seminar provided.

LEVEL TWO (MINISTRY LICENSE)
Upon successful completion of Level Two Ministerial Certificate, a student should possess the academic requirements to apply for Licensed Minister status in The General Council of The Assemblies of God.  This would include a mastery of specified Bible content, systematic theology, and ministry skills.

BIB 212 New Testament Survey
BIB 214 Old Testament Survey
BIB 215 Romans: Justification by Faith
MIN 223 Introduction to Homiletics
MIN 251 Effective Leadership
MIN 261 Introduction to Assemblies of God Missions
MIN 281 Conflict Management for Church Leaders*
MIN 291 Intermediate Ministerial Internship
THE 211 Introduction to Theology:  A Pentecostal Perspective
THE 245 Eschatology:  A Study of Things to Come

* All Berean students are approved to self study the course – no district seminar provided.

LEVEL THREE (ORDAINED MINISTER)
Upon successful completion of Level Three Ministerial Certificate, a student should possess the academic requirements to apply for Ordained Minister status in The General Council of The Assemblies of God.  This would include mastery of several of the more difficult books of the Bible, advanced theological concepts, and administrative skills required for ministerial roles.

BIB 313 The Corinthian Correspondence
BIB 318 The Pentateuch
BIB 322 The Poetic Books
MIN 325 Preaching in the Contemporary World
MIN 327 Church Administration, Finance, and Law
MIN 381 Pastoral Ministry*
MIN 391 Advanced Ministerial Internship
THE 311 Prayer and Worship
Pastoral Counseling

* All Berean students are approved to self study the course – no district seminar provided.