Basic Qualifications

The Following qualifications pertain to all applicants for ministerial recognition.


  • Salvation. Testimony of having experienced the new birth (John 3:5).

  • Baptism in The Holy Spirit. Testimony of having received the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the initial physical evidence of speaking in other tongues according to Acts 2:4. The Spirit-filled life will enable a minister to fulfill the threefold mission of the church (Article V, paragraph 10, of the Constitution).

  • Evidence of Call. Clear evidence of a divine call to the ministry, evidenced by a personal conviction, confirmed by the work of the Spirit and the testimony of fellow ministers.

  • Christian Character. A blameless Christian life and a good report of those who are without (Titus 1:7; 1 Timothy 3:7).

  • Doctrinal Position. A thorough understanding of and agreement with our doctrinal position as contained in the Statement of Fundamental Truths.

  • Assemblies of God Polity. A satisfactory working knowledge of the principles, practices, and purposes of the Fellowship through a study of the General Council and District Council Constitution and Bylaws.

  • Commitment to The Fellowship. An active loyalty to our constitutional agreements, a cooperative spirit, and a readiness to seek and receive the counsel of older mature Christians and those in positions of authority.

  • Residency Requirements of Applicants. To obtain ministerial credentials through the SCAG, all applicants must be residents of or hold credentials within this district.

Ministerial Credentials Guidebook

Please download and review this file for all current information on credentials within the South Carolina District Council.


Here’s a quick checklist of courses required (or their equivalency):

Easy Way to Study for Credentials

Just click the link below to go to the registration site for the South Carolina District School of Ministry. It’s easy, fast and meets the study essentials for credentials.

Please contact Michelle Sandler at the District Office for further information. Please click on “Contact Us” above for contact details.


Preliminary Application

Please review and complete this application if seeking credentials.

Once you have completed all your course work, please complete the application above if you are seeking credentials.