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Title: It is the candidates job to be proactive in this process'


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It is the candidates job to be proactive in this
process.
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It is better to get as much of the process
completed before seminary or taking a church.
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It is our job to

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It is our job to
  • Clearly communicate the process
  • Provide a confidential place to explore ministry
  • Help them clearly discern their call

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WARNING Do not rely on your memory for this
process! Consult the Book of Discipline. Know
NMAC requirements.
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Encourage the candidate to complete the steps in
order SAVE documentation (hard copies)
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Exceptions should be approved and documented in
writing and communicated to -both district and
conference boards -both registrars and chairs
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Remember
  • The process is front loaded.
  • There are no guarantees until a person is full
    ordained.

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  • Remember boards meet a maximum of three times a
    year.
  • Make sure the candidate knows the meeting times.

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  • Much of the Ministry Inquiry Process is now in
    Fulfilling Gods Call. It is not required but
    may be helpful.

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Review The Book of Discipline of The United
Methodist Church, 2008, with particular emphasis
on The Ministry of the Ordained, paragraphs
304-347
  • The candidate should probably own a Discipline.

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You must have been a member of the United
Methodist Church for one (1) year immediately
preceding application, including one (1) year of
service in some form of leadership. (Waiver for
membership requirement is allowed for those
actively involved at Wesley Foundations)
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The good news is everything is online.
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The bad news is everything is online.
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Write a statement of your call explaining how
you became motivated to pursue a ministerial
vocation. Share this statement with your pastor,
or another Deacon or Elder. Be prepared to share
this statement with the District Superintendent
and the District Committee on Ordained Ministry
at a later date.
Refined throughout the process
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  • Candidate Keep a copy of everything!
  • Form 101 is an online only form.

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Meet with your District Superintendent
  • Share your sense of call and get personally
    acquainted
  • You will be given a packet of materials that
    require your response, including…
  • Letters of reference from
  • Your pastor
  • Your employer/teacher/professor who knows you
    well
  • A member of the congregation

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A physical exam
  • Medical Report of Ministerial Candidate form
    103/2004 (online)
  • Medical Report Part II
  • Cover Letter for the physician

This is good for 5 years and will be repeated.
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Legal Clearances
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Financial Background
  • Fees covered by the annual conference

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The DS (with DCOM input) will assign a Candidacy
Mentor
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canapply.gbhem.org
This is done only online.
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Contact for when things get stuck!
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  • If you do not complete all of the fields, you
    will have to start from the beginning

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  • Make sure it is the assigned mentor.
  • Spend countless hours on the phone.

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  • Make sure it is the assigned mentor.
  • Spend countless hours on the phone.

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  • Do I use this
  • e-mail?
  • Do I check it frequently?
  • Do I change
  • e-mail frequently?

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  • Pick an easy to remember password.
  • Write it down in your candidacy book.

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  • A signature is pressing the submit button
  • Print a copy of your registration.

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  • E-mail the DS and your mentor to let them know
    you have complete the registration.

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  • Links to responses are the e-mails.
  • Save them.
  • Print them.

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  • A signature is pressing the submit button

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  • Do I use this
  • e-mail?
  • Do I check it frequently?
  • Do I change
  • e-mail frequently?

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  • Pick an easy to remember password
  • Write it down in your candidacy book

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  • A signature is pressing the submit button

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  • Payment can only be made only the DS and the
    mentor have submitted signatures.

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  • Payment can only be made only the DS and the
    mentor have submitted signatures.

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  • No response letters mean something is held up.

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http//www.careermarriage.org/
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E-mail your mentor to let him/her know this step
is complete.
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Meet with your mentor to go over the IRAI
results. (You may already be working on the
candidacy book.)
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Psychological Testing
  • Contact your District Superintendent. They will
    submit your name to the testing agency.
  • You will then contact the testing agency for an
    appointment.
  • You have 30 days in which to schedule your
    appointment.
  • You will review the test results with the
    psychologist.
  • Test results are the property of the Annual
    Conference and are kept by the BOM Candidacy
    Registrar.

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Psychological Testing
  • The Psychological Testing process can take up to
    four (4) months from start to finish. Plan
    accordingly.
  • Psychological tests are only valid for five years
    and will need to be repeated at transition
    periods
  • The candidate pays for1/3 of the testing. ½ for
    every subsequent test.
  • Tests are valid for 5 years.

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Required Training by the Annual Conference
  • Safe Sanctuaries
  • Boundary Training (sexual harassment)
  • Cultural Awareness Training

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Required Training by the Annual Conference
  • These may be taken live or by DVD
  • View them with your mentor
  • Submit paper work

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Meet with your District Committee on Ordained
Ministry
  • This Committee will want to meet with you as an
    inquiring candidate to get acquainted.
  • You will continue to meet with the DCOM annually
    until you are commissioned.
  • This a courtesy meeting. No vote is taken.

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YOU ARE NOW AN EXPLORING CANDIDATE
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YOU ARE NOW AN EXPLORING CANDIDATE
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Continue working through the Candidacy
Guidebook with your Candidacy Mentor
  • You will want to be through
  • p. 136 before scheduling additional meetings.

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KSAPS
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Knowledge
  • A basic knowledge of the material a minister
    needs to share the Christian heritage

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Knowledge
  • Administration
  • Calling to Ministry
  • Church History
  • Clerical
  • Community Demographics
  • Community History
  • Counseling Principles
  • Management Principles
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theology and Scripture
  • United Methodist Church Doctrine

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Knowledge
  • What role does Scripture play in your church
    leadership?
  • How do you understand the relationship of the two
    testaments?
  • What are some key themes in theology (general and
    Methodist) for you?
  • Talk about some classes/books/teachers that
    opened your mind to a new light?

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Skills
  • developed capacities that facilitate learning or
    the more rapid acquisition of knowledge
  • Capacity to grow in important ministry tasks

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Skills
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Calling to Ministry
  • Conflict Management
  • Decision Making
  • Discernment
  • Exegetical Skill
  • Goal-Setting and Feedback
  • Motivating Others
  • Multitasking
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Perceptiveness

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Skills
  • Sermon preparation
  • How have you handled a situation where some sharp
    opinions blow up in a meeting?
  • How do you exercise leadershipgtWhat parts of the
    ministry do you feel comfortable doing?
  • Where arent you so confident?
  • How do you balance doing it yourself, and turning
    it over to someone else?

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Abilities
  • enduring attributes of the individuals that
    influence performance
  • What does the candidate bring to the need for
    effective ministry in a wide range of settings of
    circumstances?

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Abilities
  • Adaptability
  • Attentional Focus
  • Calling to Ministry
  • Creativity
  • Idea Fluency
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Intelligence
  • Memorization
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Trusting in God

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Abilities
  • What is your biggest question about yourself as
    you look forward to life in ministry?

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Personal Characteristics
  • personality variables, interests, and experiences
  • What are the bedrock components of emotional
    maturity and personal self-awareness in this
    candidate?

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Personal Characteristics
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Authenticity
  • Autonomy
  • Balance
  • Calling to Ministry
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Empathy
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Learning Orientation
  • Leadership
  • Openness
  • Passion
  • Patience
  • Persistence
  • Risk-Taking
  • Self-awareness

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Personal Characteristics
  • What causes you stress and how do you deal with
    that?
  • What gives you the most joy?
  • What can be frustrating?
  • How do you find and maintain spiritual balance?
  • How do you deal with different spiritual
    backgrounds?

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Confidentiality Advocacy Compassion Discernment Sh
are experience Experience the presence of
God Companion on the journey Trust
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All Christians are called into ministry. Not all
Christians are called into ordained ministry.
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Behavior Health Guidelines
  • Physical Health
  • Management of personal finances
  • Mental Illness
  • Alcohol Abuse/Dependence
  • Chemical Abuse/Dependence
  • Legal
  • Family Violence
  • Divorce or infidelity
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Sex-related Crimes

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Meet with the Committee on Pastor/Staff Parish
Relations of your local church
  • requirements of The Book of Discipline of The
    United Methodist Church
  • Church membership requirements (one year
    including a year of service in some form of
    leadership).
  • At least high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a written recommendation from your pastor.

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Meet with the Committee on Pastor/Staff Parish
Relations of your local church
  • Share with them your sense of call, gifts and
    graces and your intention to pursue the steps
    into Ordained Ministry.
  • You will be asked Wesleys historic questions
    found in paragraph 310 in Book of Discipline
    (2008).
  • They will vote and make a recommendation to the
    Charge/Church Conference of your local church.

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Charge/Church Conference
  • A written letter must be submitted to the
    District Superintendent stating your intention to
    enter the ministry and requesting a vote at the
    Church/Charge Conference.
  • Two public announcements will be made prior to
    the seeking approval as a Declared Candidate.
  • These announcements may be in church
    publications, bulletins or announcement by the
    pastor.
  • This may be at the annual Charge/Church
    Conference or the pastor may receive permission
    for a special Conference after you have applied
    to the District Superintendent.
  • Complete form 104 Declaration of Candidacy for
    Ordained Ministry (available online) .
  • and send to the BOM Candidacy Registrar, your
    DCOM and your District Superintendent.

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Charge/Church Conference
  • A 2/3 approval on a written ballot is required by
    The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist
    Church for recommendation.
  • The pastor will forward a copy of the
    Charge/Church Conference action to the District
    Superintendent.

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YOU ARE NOW A DECLARED CANDIDATE
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YOU ARE NOW A DECLARED CANDIDATE
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Continue working through the Candidacy
Guidebook with your Candidacy Mentor
  • Sections 4 and 5, your written statement, as
    well as any additional work you wish to complete.

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Continue working through the Candidacy
Guidebook with your Candidacy Mentor
  • Your Candidacy Mentor will prepare a written
    report to be presented to the District Committee
    on Ordained Ministry.
  • You will review the report and must give your
    permission before the report can be presented to
    the District Committee.

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Prepare written responses to your call to
ministry, personal beliefs, gifts for the
ministry and the effect of personal
relationships on future ministry
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Submit Medical Report Submit Legal Clearances
  • Reports are only valid for 5 years

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Meet with the District Committee on Ordained
Ministry
  • Contact the Chairperson of your DCOM to schedule
    your interview.
  • Your Candidacy Mentor will be present with you
    and will present his/her report.

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Meet with the District Committee on Ordained
Ministry
  • The Committee will interview you with references
    to
  • your progress thus far,
  • your written responses,
  • your psychological testing,
  • and any other areas that are significant.

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Meet with the District Committee on Ordained
Ministry
  • As mentor you may sit in on the meeting
  • You have no voice or vote in the meeting
  • Remind to candidate to save copies of all
    documents

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The District Committee on Ordained Ministry will
vote on your certification
  • A 3/4 majority written vote is required.
  • The Committees decision will be discussed with
    you and the results will be forwarded to your
    pastor, the Chairperson of the Committee on
    Pastor/Staff Parish Relations and the BOM
    Candidacy Registrar. (Form 113).
  • The mentor may be asked to fill out Form 113.

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The District Committee on Ordained Ministry will
vote on your certification
  • If Certification is not granted the committee may
    vote
  • Not at this time and ask you to do further
    study.
  • Recommend that your pastor and church direct you
    toward other vocational goals.
  • If the committees decision is to deny
    certification, you may request a follow-up
    interview with the committee. If the
    certification denial stands, the candidacy
    process ceases. You may choose to begin the
    candidacy process again at the Inquiring stage.

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As a Certified Candidate you need to declare
which ministry path you intend to take.
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You may serve as a local pastor while heading
toward Deacons or Elders Orders
  • You must be over 40 to do course of study
  • Or appointed as a student
  • Or have finished and in the process of earning
    your MDiv

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YOU ARE NOW A CERTIFIED CANDIDATE
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YOU ARE NOW A CERTIFIED CANDIDATE
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Continuation of Candidacy
  • Your certification must be renewed each year by
    both your Charge/Church Conference and the
    District Committee on Ordained Ministry.
  • The DCOM will meet with you at least annually to
    evaluate your progress.
  • You must be a Certified Candidate for at least
    one year, maximum of twelve years.
  • Complete the doctrinal examination and
    biographical statement for the DCOM.

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Continuation of Candidacy
  • Keep your address and information up to date.
  • Keep the District and Conference informed of any
    changes.
  • Scholarships are available!

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  • Turn in paper work
  • Keep copies!

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  • Progress is required every year.
  • Course of study is not optional.

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Perform servant ministry outside of the local
church, in accordance with Book of Discipline
Para. 324.2 A description of the ministry must
be submitted in writing and approved by DCOM
before counting the hours. Once complete, a
letter of verification comes from the DCOM.
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Academic Requirements
  • 2 Courses in Preaching
  • 2 Courses in Worship Preparation/Leadership
  • 3 Courses beyond survey/introduction courses in
    Old Testament and New Testament
  • 1 Course in Theory and Practical Teaching
  • 1 Course in Evangelism
  • United Methodist History, Doctrine, and Polity

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Academic Requirements
  • 2 Courses in Preaching
  • 2 Courses in Worship Preparation/Leadership
  • 3 Courses beyond survey/introduction courses in
    Old Testament and New Testament
  • 1 Course in Theory and Practical Teaching
  • 1 Course in Evangelism
  • United Methodist History, Doctrine, and Polity
  • Courses must be taken at an GBHEM accredited
    school.

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Academic Requirements
  • 2 Courses in Preaching
  • 2 Courses in Worship Preparation/Leadership
  • 3 Courses beyond survey/introduction courses in
    Old Testament and New Testament
  • 1 Course in Theory and Practical Teaching
  • 1 Course in Evangelism
  • United Methodist History, Doctrine, and Polity
  • Most of these are standard to an MDiv degree.
  • Some are additions by the conference.

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