Types of Ministerial Credentials
provides two levels of membership and or credentialing for
those involved in active ministry. It is our desire to provide
true Apostolic Spiritual covering. We do so by building strong
relationships and providing credibility through accountability.
Licensing will be for a minimum
period of one year. At the end of the licensing period, you
will either move into ordination or continue in the licensing
stage. However, a license will not be renewed if the minister
fails to meet all the requirements outlined for ordination
candidates during their licensing stage. Based on the experience
level and background training, ordination candidates during
their licensing stage may be required to take additional courses
or classes or have other assignments, as well as ministry
and accountability requirements.
Becoming ordained into ministry
is a milestone in the life of a minister. Ordination is a
spiritual confirmation and public acknowledgement of God’s
call upon your life by proven anointed ministry leaders. Upon
recognition of God’s calling and gifting on your life,
we will lay hands upon you while setting you apart for ministry.
This is a very serious step in the eyes of the Lord and man.
The decision to ordain is not taken lightly, but very soberly
with much prayer and counsel concerning you and your family.
Once you are ordained, your life will not only represent the
Lord Jesus Christ, which is our highest calling, but also
His church, the ministry and this organization. The way you
lead your life, your family and your ministry should be a
shining example to all of purity and power, glorifying God
and bringing honor to Him and His ministry. Typically, ordination
is reserved only for those who are actively involved in full-time
ministry and who have successfully completed the licensing
stage of preparation for ordination.
Apostolic ARM Membership Guidelines.
All members must be connected with Pastor Bill
Have a personal, growing relationship with Jesus Christ and
adhere to the basic tenets of the Christian Faith.
2. Be baptized in water and by the Holy Spirit.
3. Be a man or woman of the highest character
and integrity, maintaining a lifestyle worthy of the calling
of an ambassador of our Lord Jesus Christ while manifesting
the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23).
4. Have a confirmed call and gifting on your
life for ministry, with vision and direction from the Lord.
5. Have a Biblical education or equivalent,
approved by Pastor Bill.
6. Have a commitment and willingness to be
accountable and submitted to Pastor Bill and AARM leadership.
7. Be of good reputation and in good standing
with a local congregation.
8. Keep good financial records and stay in
compliance with all state and federal laws.
Potential members must submit:
- Completed Apostolic ARM
application along with three personal references (at least
one being a pastoral recommendation).
- $35.oo non-refundable
- A current photo.
- A single-page, typed, account of your
- A single-page, typed, statement sharing
what you believe your call to ministry is and why you
want to be a member of AARM.
Upon receipt of the above items an interview meeting with
Pastor Bill will be set up. Once your three references
have been received a decision will be made as to application
Note: It is requested that licensed and ordained members
send one-half of their tithes to AARM for support of the
various ministries and endeavors that the ministry is
or will be engaged in.
For more information
on membership in Apostolic ARM, please contact Pastor
Bill at email@example.com.
ARM Renewal of Credentials. . .
Annual confirmation provides a point of accountability
for each member, and it also provides a point of accountability
for Pastor Bill to be certain that he is providing appropriate
leadership to every member of the cell.
credentials are renewed annually based upon the following
a. The minister’s
character and family life is above reproach and in line with
scriptural guidelines for ministry.
b. The minister is involved with valid ministry.
c. The minister has shown him or herself
to be accountable to and is in good standing with Apostolic
ARM and Pastor Bill.
d. Has shown a desire to grow in relationship
with Pastor Bill.
e. Has shown a desire to grow and develop
in ministry call and giftedness.