How to Become a Licensed Minister Online

Become a Licensed Minister Online 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 who is a Christian ordained minister in one of the various departments of the church or a para-church organization.

As a licensed 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:

Licensed Minister Application Online

Please follow Step 1 below and apply to be an licensed minister online. After completing the form below, you will receive an email from Kingsway Fellowship International with next steps to complete the application. If you did not receive an email please reach out to a representative at our office at (515) 283-0197. (Be sure to check your spam folder as well.).

 

Step 1

Apply to be a Licensed Minister

Please complete the application below to begin.

Note: After clicking the submit button above, be sure to check your inbox and follow the next steps to complete your application. Then, proceed to step 2 and step 3 below.

 How Much Does it Cost to Become an Licensed Minister?

Kingsway has four options for Licensed Ministers depending on your personal situation.

 

Step 2: Choose Your Payment Option Below:

To expedite your application for a new licensed minister credential, you must choose an option below and submit payment with your application. If you need to make arrangements or want to speak to a representative first, call our office at (515) 283-0197.

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 Your Documents to Kingsway

Send the following documents to Kingsway Fellowship International to be processed along with your licensed minister 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. 

4. Ministerial Recommendations

We need two recommendations completed by a Pastor, Administrator, Christian Leader or Bible College Director.

How to Send Documents to Kingsway:

Option 1: Email

Email the documents OR

Scan and email a copy of your documents to:

[email protected]

 OR

Option 2: Fax

Fax a copy of your documents to:

(515) 283-0198

 OR

Option 3: Mail

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) the extra documents mentioned above, 3) along with payment. With complete information in hand, the approval process normally takes 5-10 business days.