Transferring Out of Iowa
Download and fill out this Transfer Information Needed form. Once completed return to Cayen at email@example.com
Transferring In to Iowa
Ministers desiring to transfer their Assemblies of God credentials to the Iowa Ministry Network, should first contact the executive secretary’s office of the current district where they hold their credentials.
General Council Bylaws on Transferring Credentials
Article VII Section 9
a. Certificate of transfer. When a member minister takes up residence in another district, a certificate of transfer shall be issued within 60 days by the district of which he or she is a member, unless there are charges pending against the minister. The certificate of transfer shall be accepted by the district into which the minister moves. Exceptions may be made for the following:
Ministers moving to serve at the Assemblies of God National Leadership and Resource Center.
Those who have attained the age of 60 and are no longer engaged in active ministry and those who have attained the age of 65 and are not pastoring a church.
Those who are in the Armed Forces currently on active duty.
Those who are serving on the staffs of schools affiliated with the General Council and district council or non affiliated schools acceptable to the General Council and the district council in which the school is located.
Those who are appointed U.S. missionaries or world missionaries who are on furlough or on temporary assignment in the United States and reside in a district other than their home district.
Ministers having membership in one district and a mailing address only in
Students in schools outside their home districts.
Those who are serving in a non-Assemblies of God institution providing:
They have a regular scope of ministry which reaches beyond district
Both districts agree to the exception.
The institution is acceptable to both districts.
Church planters involved in trans-district ministry.
b. Transfers from Assemblies of God World Fellowship. A minister holding ordination (or equivalent) with a member group of the Assemblies of God World Fellowship may transfer his or her ordination to The General Council of the Assemblies of God if the following criteria are met:
A letter of recommendation from the executive committee of the national church or equivalent letter of recommendation.
A course on history and polity of the AG USA.
A completed ministerial application.