Independent Assemblies of God International

Ecclesiastical Structure

We do not advocate nor practice control over our IAOGI ministers, ministries or churches.

We recognize autonomy of the local church, however, it is not an island and is expected to serve in unity and fellowship.

We expect all affiliated churches and ministers to practice sound doctrine.

We adhere strongly to professional ministerial ethics as relating to ministers and churches.


A distinct call to ministry is a must for credential.

Christian Worker:

A lay person who is qualified and certified to teach, visit the sick, minister in hospitals and jails, as well as assist in many of the functions of the church.

A Licensed Minister

One who is qualified for evangelism, teaching, administrating, and in some cases, pastoring (including the performance of marriage).

Ordained Minister:

One who is a properly educated and/ or trained minister with proven practical experience. (This is the highest credential offered).

Church or Ministry:

For full ecclesiastical covering as well as benefits including tax exempt status.