(515) 283-0197

Licensed Minister

Apply to be a Licensed Minister if...

You have established proof of a “call of God” on your life and you are actively involved in Christian ministry. You should also be working to obtain a theological or ministry degree with moderate ministry experience serving under a senior or lead pastor in one of the various departments of the church or a para-church organization.

As a licensed credentialed minister, you are establishing yourself with the ability and authority to perform church rights and sacraments such as baptism, legal marriages and funerals. 

Call: (515) 283-0197

IMPORTANT:

This application has been designed to help us get to know you and your ministry (not to question any phase of your life or calling). Please answer sincerely. Thank you.

Before you begin the application process, you'll want to make sure you have the following available (if applicable):

  • Your home church information: (Name, Address, Phone and your Pastor's name)
  • If you are here on a Visa, you will need to provide the type and expiration date
  • Ministry History: Have your ministry experience and/or educational experience handy
  • Two licensed or ordained ministry references who are familiar with your ministry. (You will need their name, organization name, address and the best phone number where they can be reached)

With this information in hand, you'll need approximately 15-30 minutes to complete your application. We highly recommend using a PC or laptop.

Step 1

Licensed Minister Application

Please complete this application in full and explain in detail when needed. For the fields that do not pertain to you, leave blank or use "NA" for not applicable.

Note: after clicking the submit button above, proceed to Step 2 and Step 3 below. Don't hesitate to call with any questions. You can reach a member of our staff at (515) 283-0197.

 Step 2

Choose Your Payment Option Below

Licensed Minister

Payment in Full

Thank you for choosing Kingsway as your partner in ministry. 

Use this payment option unless you are retired, disabled or on a fixed income.

There is a one-time application fee of $25.

As a Licensed Minister, you agree to pledge a minimum of $300 per year ($25.00/month) as your tithe/offering to the ministry to fulfill your commitment.

Your Payment in Full today is $325

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Spouse of Licensed Minister

Payment in Full

 

Use this payment option if you are the spouse of a licensed minister of KFI.

There is a one-time application fee of $25.

As a spouse of a Licensed Minister, you agree to pledge a minimum of $150 per year ($12.50/month) as your tithe/offering to the ministry to fulfill your commitment.

Your Payment in Full today is $175

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Licensed Minister 

(Retired or Disabled status) Payment Option

 

Kingsway makes a special status option available for Licensed Ministers who are 65 years of age and retired, disabled or on a fixed income.

There is a one-time application fee of $25.

In addition to the application fee, you'll need to pledge a minimum of $75/year ($6.25/month) to fulfill your commitment.

Your Special Status total is $100.00

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Spouse of Licensed Minister 

(Retired or Disabled status) Payment Option

Kingsway makes a special status option available for spouses of KFI Licensed Ministers who are 65 years of age and retired, disabled or on a fixed income.

There is a one-time application fee of $25.

In addition to the application fee, you'll need to pledge a minimum of $37.50/year ($3.13/month) to fulfill your commitment.

Your Special Status total is $62.50

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Step 3

Send the following documents to Kingsway Fellowship International to be processed along with your application:

1. Ministry History

If you have a Biblical degree, send a copy of your transcripts or your graduation certificate. Also, if you have taken courses in related fields of Ministry, send a copy of your transcripts.

If you do not have a Theology degree, include a copy of your Christian Service Resume documenting your ministerial experience.

2. Citizenship Information

If you are here on a Green Card or Visa, please send a copy. For Visa, make sure the expiration date can clearly be seen as well as the type of Visa.

3. Credentials

If you previously held credentials or presently hold credentials, submit a copy of your card or certificate. 

Scan and email a copy of your documents to:

[email protected]

 OR

Fax a copy of your documents to:

(515) 283-0198

 OR

To mail a copy of your documents, send to:

3707 SW 9th, Des Moines, IA 50315-3047

 

Please note: We can not begin to process your application until we receive 1) your completed application, 2) payment and 3) the extra documents mentioned above. With complete information in hand, the approval process normally takes 5-10 business days.