WHAT IS THE PURPOSE FOR OBTAINING MINISTER’S CREDENTIALS?
The answer may be found in the acronym A.C.T.S.
A – Affirming Ministers and their Calling.
The Pentecostal Church of God desires to affirm our ministers! One of the ways that we can do that is by helping you identify and clarify your calling! What is your ministry calling—youth, music, church planting, pastoring, etc.? It is important to us to help you navigate through the exploration of your calling.
C – Connecting Ministers with Similar Beliefs and Values.
The Pentecostal Church of God desires to connect our ministers together through meaningful relationships. In our current church culture, there is a growing phenomenon known as the “casual credential holder.” The “casual credential holder” is one who desires a credential but doesn’t really desire to be a part of a church family or church organization. We believe that true realized potential can only come through mentoring and coaching.
T – Training Ministers to do the Work of the Ministry.
The Pentecostal Church of God desires to equip and train our ministers to do the work of the Ministry! Through our credential process, you will be afforded a balanced approach to ministry training through personal study, classroom study, and continuing study.
S – Sending Ministers to a place of Fruitfulness.
The Pentecostal Church of God desires to send and commission our ministers to a place of fruitfulness! One way that we can help with this is by providing a network of available ministry opportunities. In the Pentecostal Church of God, we desire to open up opportunities for service.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR OBTAINING MINISTER’S CREDENTIALS?
To receive minister’s credentials with the Pentecostal Church of God through the Southwest Texas District, please contact the district office via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (512) 353-8595, so we can direct you to the appropriate Sectional Presbyter for your area.