Ministerial Credentialing is an ever important issue. We are here to serve you and as a result have made the following frequently requested information available for download. Please review this information carefully before requesting a Credential Application. After requesting your application we will then email you the proper form. We will evaluate your application and respond to you very soon.

Phase 1: Application

Phase 2: Signature Packet

  • The Signature Packet with instruction letter are available at Review/Exam Day or will be mailed to you. (Return in 5 days.)

Phase 3: Reference Packet

  • The Reference Packet will be mailed to you. (Request References be returned in 10 days.)

Phase 4: Credential Exam

Phase 5: Interviews and Presentations

Certified & Licensed Ministers
Spring Presentation: 

Deadline for Complete Application - January 16, 2017
Entry Level Seminar - March 4, 2017 (2pm)
Presentation - April 1, 2017 (3pm)

Fall Presentation:

Credential Exam & Review - May 6, 2017 (2pm)
Deadline for Complete Application - June 5, 2017
Entry Level Seminar - July 22, 2017 (2pm)
Presentation - November 11, 2017 (2pm)

Ordained Ministers

April Presentation:

Deadline for Complete Application - January 16, 2017
Interviews & Banquet - March 10, 2017
Presentation - April 25, 2017

Complete Application Includes

  • Application with Photo
  • Signature Packet with $100 Fee
  • Completed Exam*
  • Reference Packet Distributed
  • Transcript
  • Social Security Card & Driver's License***

*Exams must be taken prior to the Entry Level Seminar or Ordination Interview. Contact Deana Smith at if unable to take the exam by this date.

***Credentialing process cannot begin until the complete Signature Packet with copies of Social Security Card and Driver’s License are received.