How to Become an Ordained Minister Online?

Become an Ordained Minister Online if...

You have been an active licensed minister for a minimum of two years. You must also show a proven successful ministry track record and possess a theology ministry degree or extensive life experience.

Typically, ordained ministers will have five years or more experience as a lead pastor or president of a para church organization such as a Bible college, evangelism association, term missions or similar.

A Christian ordained minister has exhibited proof of their ability and the legal authority to perform church rights and sacraments such as baptisms, legal marriages and funerals.

Call: (515) 283-0197

IMPORTANT:

Ordained Minister Application Online

Please follow Step 1 below and apply to be an ordained 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 an Ordained 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 Ordained Minister?

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

 

Step 2: Choose Your Payment Option Below:

To expedite your application for a new 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.

Ordained 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 an Ordained 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.

(Spouses of KFI ministers - see special option)

Your Payment in Full today is $325

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Spouse of Ordained Minister

Payment in Full

Thank you for choosing Kingsway as your partner in ministry. 

Use this payment option if you are the spouse of an Ordained Minister of KFI.

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

As a spouse of an Ordained 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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Ordained Minister 

Retired or Disabled Payment Option

Kingsway makes a special status option available for Ordained 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.

(Spouses of KFI Ministers - see special option)

Your Special Status total is $100.00

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Spouse of Ordained Minister 

Retired or Disabled Payment Option

Kingsway makes a special status option available for spouses of Ordained 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 ordained 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.