- Born-again Christian with evidence of steady spiritual growth
- Agreement to be a member in good standing at Bethel Baptist Church or another church of like faith.
- Agreement with the Statement of Faith of Bethel Baptist Church
- Concern for both teaching and training of children and young people in accordance with God's Word
- Willingness to learn and to grow professionally and spiritually
- Academic preparation in the specific area of interest
- Cooperative attitude toward fellow workers, parents, and supervisors