Foursquare Credentials

Learn what it takes to become a credentialed Foursquare minister.

Do you feel called to formal ministry within Foursquare? Whether you are called to serve at a local church, as an evangelist or even a missionary, here’s what it takes to get credentialed within The Foursquare Church.

Phase 1: Inform your senior pastor of your sense of calling and desire to become credentialed. You will need their recommendation to begin the credentialing process. If you are not currently at a Foursquare church, please contact your local district office directly to begin this process.
Phase 2: Complete the license application online, which your district will review.
Phase 3: Order a background check online. Your district team will provide you with the link.
Phase 4: Receive approval from your district to begin the coaching process; your district will then assign a coach. Pay the current application fee. Complete Foursquare polity course through online training and printed materials.
Phase 5: When the coaching process is complete, the district will then assemble a licensing panel and conduct an interview. Upon the licensing panel's recommendation, your district supervisor is responsible for recommending to our board that you be licensed. The board gives final approval for licensure.

Church Appointments

In order to be licensed, candidates must receive an appointment to serve at a Foursquare church. Candidates who are serving in non-Foursquare appointments may pursue credentialing through the Foursquare Association.

Foursquare District Offices

The Foursquare Church has 11 district offices located throughout the U.S. to serve our local churches. Find your local district office to get your credentialing process started.

Association Members

Some ministers choose to be credentialed as Association members for a variety of reasons, including serving at a church outside of Foursquare.