Directions:

This form is to be completed by those who are ready to interview for ordination or commissioning or are completing the process of transferring their ordained or commissioned minister credentials. In order to be considered for recommendation to the District Conference by the Pursing the Call team the following must be satisfactorily completed:
 
  • Certification by the Department of Education and Clergy Development that all educational requirements for ordination or commissioning have been completed by May 31.
  • Completion of a minimum of two years of full-time service under appointment as a Licensed Minister or its equivalent by May 31. If a candidate has a Master's degree in a field of divinity study, this requirement is one year of full-time service or its equivalent.
  • Recommendation by Supervising pastor or vice-chair, District Superintendent, and two other pastors or lay leaders in the church. Further information regarding submitting these forms is provided later in this application.
  • Satisfactory completion and submission of "Doctrine and Ministry Experience" questionnaire by March 1, 2017. Additional information regarding submitting these forms will be provided via email.
 
Important: This form is designed to allow completion of answers in multiple sessions. The form saves the IP address of the computer used to begin the form. In order to continue completing the form, once you begin, you must use the same computer to access the form.

Be sure to select the "next" button at the bottom of each page to save the answers on that page. You may go back and edit previous responses even after completing the form. In order to edit a page previously completed you must select the "Prev" button at the bottom of the page. After changing answers on a previous page, you must select the "next" button again in order to save your responses.
 
The Application form and all of the additional forms required for consideration for ordination or commissioning or completing the process of transferring your ordination or commissioning credentials must be completed and submitted by March 1, 2017, in order for the Pursuing the Call Team (Council on Ordination) to give consideration for recommendation to District Conference in 2017. 
 
Both the candidate and his/her spouse (if applicable) must be present for the interview in order to be considered for recommendation by the PTC team.

Please note that this year's ordination service will be held in the evening after District Conference, which is July 19, 2017. Candidates should plan on attending District Conference. Additional information regarding District Conference and the Ordination service will be provided via email through the District Office.
 
 

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