Divorced and Remarried Credential Application
Divorced and Remarried Credential Application English
Divorced and Remarried Reference Form English
If you would like to apply for ministerial credentials with the PAOC, you will need to complete the Application for Ministerial Credentials and return it to the district office in the region where you live. If you and/or your spouse have been divorced and are now remarried, you (and your spouse if previously divorced) will need to complete the Divorced and Remarried Credential Application and meet the constitutional requirements below:
10.2.1 An applicant who has never been married and who wishes to marry a divorced person whose former spouse is still living, or who has been divorced and remarried with a former spouse still living, or who is currently married to a spouse who has a former spouse still living, may qualify for credentials when the following conditions exist:
10.2.1.1 The former spouse, of either the credential applicant or of the applicant’s current spouse, has committed porneia as defined in the General Constitution and By-Laws Article 5.9.1 and determined by one or more of the following means:
10.2.1.1.1 A district hearing committee has found the former credentialed spouse guilty in the process of dealing with charges related to porneia.
10.2.1.1.2 A secular court has found the former spouse guilty of a legal offense related to sexual misconduct which may be interpreted by a credential committee of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada as porneia.
A secular court has found the former spouse guilty of a legal offense related to sexual misconduct which may be interpreted by a credential committee of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada as porneia
10.2.1.1.4 Evidence demonstrates that the former spouse has been a partner in a common law marriage, as defined by provincial or federal legislation, subsequent to the divorce from the credential applicant or the applicant’s current spouse.
10.2.1.1.5 If the previous means of evidence are not available, consideration may be given to an affidavit witnessed by two signators, or a notary public or commissioner of oaths, affirming that the applicant’s former spouse has committed porneia.
10.2.1.2 A minimum period of four years has elapsed since the later date of the following events:
10.2.1.2.1 The date the current marriage took place.
10.2.1.2.2 The date the former spouse committed porneia as determined by one (1) or more of the means listed above in By-Law 10.2.1.1.
10.2.1.2.3 The individual has provided acceptable evidence in an application form, personal interview, and through the testimony of references to the National Credentials Review Committee that he/she is currently a partner in a marriage relationship where faithfulness has been clearly demonstrated for a minimum period of five (5) years.
Please include the following items with your Divorced and Remarried Credential Application:
Legal decree(s) of divorce
New marriage certificate
Verification of former spouse(s) unfaithfulness/remarriage/common law union
$75.00 Credential application fee
And mail your application directly to the:
National Credential Review Committee
c/o The Assistant Superintendent for Fellowship Services
The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
2450 Milltower Court
Mississauga ON L5N 5Z6