The PAOC Ministerial Code of Ethics outlines personal, partnership, and pastoral standards for Credential Holders.
Information on obtaining initial credentials, attending the LEAD seminar or being ordained.
The District has available for download 2 brochures on Credentials:
1. Credentialed for Ministry: explains the process of getting Credentials with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.
2. Why Credential?: explains some of the benefits of holding Credentials with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
Requests to Change in Credential Status
Requests to change in your credential status must be submitted in writing (by mail, fax or email).
Inactivating Your Credential
If you are not currently in active ministry but wish to retain your credential, you may request to inactivate your credential by sending a request in writing (by mail, fax or email). You may remain on the inactive list for a maximum of two years, at which time you will need to either be in a qualifying ministry position and reactivate your credential or resign your credential. (If you have more than 15 years of continuous active credentialed ministry you may remain on the inactive list indefinitely.) All inactive credential holders must complete the annual renewal form and submit the appropriate fee, which is currently 50% of the active credential renewal fee.
Reactivating Your Credential
If you credential is currently inactive and you are in a qualifying ministry position, you may request the reactivation of your credential by submitting the Ministry Appointment form to our office.
If you wish to reclassify your credential, you must submit an application for reclassification (including references and other supporting documents) and pay the appropriate reclassification fee. Please contact our office for the appropriate forms.