Credentialing service

Once final approval is received from General Council, your credential with the Assemblies of God will be awarded to you and will be effective immediately. Though your credential will be awarded to you as soon as it is received from General Council, you and your spouse (if married) are required to attend the Credentialing Service during the Iowa District Council for the formal presentation. 

The 2018 Credentialing Service will take place on Sunday April 29, at Des Moines First Assembly of God (2725 Merle Hay Rd.)



3:30 pm     Rehearsal & Group Photos (Meet in Sanctuary)
4:45 pm     Individual photos for Ordination Candidates
5:00 pm     Meal in the Fellowship Hall (provided)
5:30 pm     Candidate meeting in the Fellowship Hall
6:00 pm     Service

Please note, due to the number of individuals participating and limited time we will begin promptly at 3:30 PM.

All events will be held at First Assembly of God in Des Moines (2725 Merle Hay Rd.)

service details

To provide uniformity of attire and to commemorate this sacred occasion, we ask candidates to wear formal business attire (men may wear suits and women may wear the equivalent formal wear in either a pant/skirt suit or dress.)

The Credentialing Service takes place as the culmination of the Iowa District Council. You are not required to attend all of Council; however, we recommend you try to attend as much as possible and as a new credential holder, you are encouraged to vote in all business sessions.