Join Full Gospel Australia

We welcome applications from Ministers of the Gospel to join Full Gospel Australia who desire to be in relationship with other ministries, churches and ministers who have a heart for their local communities or the communities in which they minister. Like a family, we think differently, we experience a range of worship styles and expressions, yet we value, love and trust one another, uphold one another and fellowship together to build strength, character and valuable friendships.

A Note on Gender

Full Gospel Australia does not, has never  and never will discriminate on the basis of gender. We believe that God calls both women and men to ministry and both genders are equal before the Lord.  We believe gender is important to God, He created both male and female (Genesis 1:27) and they are both created “in His image.” Paul teaches that women and men are equal before God. In fact, we are all called “Abraham’s seed” Galatians 3:26-29. It is Full Gospel Australia’s culture to select on the basis other qualifying factors, regardless of gender. 

A large number of our credentialed ministers are women, who serve in many different roles and responsibilities in churches and ministries, including small, medium and large organisations. The Chair-person of our National board is a woman. Other women are members of our National Leadership Team.  Full Gospel Australia welcomes applications for a credential from both genders equally. 

A Note on the Protection of Children
and Vulnerable Persons

Full Gospel Australia only grants credentials to people who are in possession of a Working With Children authority issued by their State or Territory government.  We also require each church and ministry to have in place and enacted a Children’s Protection Policy. We have a zero tolerance towards any actions which could bring harm to children and other vulnerable people. We place our trust in the various State and Territory  governments to implement and maintain a robust working with children checking system. 

In addition to our reliance on the governmental systems, we also have placed our own checks and balances to help ensure children and vulnerable people can be and feel safe within the Full Gospel Australia environment.  These checks and balances include but are not limited to:

      • All credential holders must possess a valid Working with Children authority from their State or Territory government
      • All credential holders must sign and adhere to our Code of Conduct which is freely available on this website
      • All credential holders must operate under the direct oversight of their own board/committee/responsible persons who also sign and adhere to our Code of Conduct (2 of the team must sign)
      • All credential holders must operate under the direct oversight of their own board/committee/responsible persons which has adopted and enacted a Children’s Protection Policy within their organisation
      • All credential holders report annually to Full Gospel Australia through our Annual Renewal System

For answers to other questions, see our FAQs Page Frequently Asked Questions

 

Four Types of Credential

Full Gospel Australia seeks to help ministers and their churches or ministries by providing four different types of credential.  These strengthen your church or ministry by providing different levels of covering, applying different responsibilities and helping the Church or Ministry to recognise and honour those who work within the body of Christ in differing capacities. 

The four different Credentials are:

  1. Ordained Credential: This credential is generally sought by Senior Pastors, Ministers and those who need to have the highest level of covering and responsibility. This credential is registered with the Attorneys General, receiving the authority to authorise or solemnise marriages under the Marriage Act on behalf of the Full Gospel Churches of Australia.

    This credential helps with access to hospitals, prisons, and other government or semi government institutions.  A numbered credential card with a photo of the credential holder and an expiry date is issued, providing secure identification which is validated yearly. 

  2. Associate Minister’s Credential: This credential is suitable for those who do not wish or need to be registered with the Attorneys General to solemnise marriages. This credential helps with access to hospitals, prisons, and other government or semi government institutions. A numbered credential card with a photo of the credential holder and an expiry date is issued, providing secure identification which is validated yearly. 

  3. Community Chaplain’s Credential: There is an increasing need within communities for chaplaincy in many areas. A chaplain is not expected to have the depth of knowledge and skills a pastor is required to possess, yet they provide essential services within communities as they care for, listen to, comfort and give biblical wisdom to people within their communities. 

    This credential is suitable for those who work within or out of a local church or ministry, under pastoral oversight and who do not need to be identified in a pastoral role. This credential helps with access to hospitals, prisons, some emergency services and other government or semi government institutions. A numbered credential card with a photo of the credential holder and an expiry date is issued, providing secure identification which is validated yearly. 

  4. Christian Worker’s Credential: This credential can be titled with varying headings, such as: “Youth Worker,” “Local Minister,” “Local Area Pastor,” “Children’s Ministry Leader,” or whatever the local church or ministry’s need. The local senior pastor’s approval is needed for this credential. Each church or ministry may have as many Christian Workers as they need. 

    This credential is suitable for those who work within or out of a local church or ministry, under direct pastoral oversight and who are integral to the function and ministry of the church but are not identified as either a senior or associate pastor. This credential helps with access to hospitals, prisons, some emergency services and other government or semi government institutions. A numbered credential card with a photo of the credential holder and an expiry date is issued, providing secure identification which is validated yearly. 

Person using laptop computer. Photo source: kaitlyn-baker-422999-unsplashOrdained Minister’s Credential

Ordained Ministers Credential  ⇐ Please click this link to download your copy of the Ordained Minister’s Credential Application Form.

 

Associate Minister’s Credential Form

Associate Ministers Credential Application  ⇐ Please click this link to download your copy of the Associate Minister’s Credential Application Form.

Community Chaplain’s Credential Application Form

Community Chaplain’s Credential Application  ⇐ Please click this link to download your copy of the Christian Worker’s Credential Application Form.

Christian Worker’s Credential Application Form

Christian Worker’s Credential Application  ⇐ Please click this link to download your copy of the Christian Worker’s Credential Application Form.