Legal Agreement

The purpose of this document is to provide Conference Leadership with background information necessary to help them become acquainted with you. This document will be used as a basis for mutual discussion and will become a part of your ministry portfolio. In the event that you transfer to another conference, these documents will be made available upon your request or the request of the respective conference.

Due to the variety in age and experience of persons applying, this questionnaire is intentionally broad in scope. Please be as accurate and candid as you can. 
I hereby wish to be considered for ministry within the Free Methodist Church of North America (hereinafter “church”). I freely submit myself to the guidance, counsel and disciplines of the Southern Michigan Conference MEG Board and my coach/mentor. I fully understand and agree that the decision of the Southern Michigan Conference MEG / MAC Board regarding my suitability and readiness for ministry will involve questions and inquiries that are both personal and private. I hereby release the Free Methodist Church USA and the Southern Michigan Conference, my local church, agents and representatives from any claims, causes, or actions, which may arise from this inquiry.

Further, I grant permission to the Southern Michigan MEG Board to contact any person listed by me as a reference or any other person not so listed to discuss my suitability and readiness. I hereby agree to hold harmless any such reference person. I also waive my right to review completed reference forms or other communications from individuals submitting information used for my assessments.

I covenant with God, my coach/mentor, the bishop, the superintendent, and the Southern Michigan Conference MEG Board, to rely upon the grace of God to maintain Christian character and conduct; to be diligent and faithful in pursuing my call, and in preparing for ministry within the Free Methodist Church USA.

I certify that my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. If this application leads to employment, I understand that false or misleading information in my application or interview may result in my release or failure to secure a ministry appointment.

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