Candidacy

Candidacy is a time of formation to prepare for ordination, established by a formal commitment between the Candidate, the Bishop, the Commission, the Standing Committee and the congregation or other community of faith.

 

Letter for Application to Candidacy

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Supporting Documentation

Middler Seminary evaluation and transcript, Final report of CPE Supervisor, Field Ed Year Final report  - 1st site, Intern Year Interim report, if applicable, and Congregational Endorsement and attestation are submitted here. Note that digital signatures are required of the LDC and Congregation. These can be individual image files (.pdf, .jpg, etc.) or the whole body may sign a blank sheet of paper, and the submitter can upload a single file on the body’s behalf.  Click here.

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Assessment, Recommendations and Decision

The application for candidacy is assessed by an interview with of the Commission on Ministry (COM), an interview the Standing Committee, and a decision from the Bishop. Assessments and Recommendations can be found here.

Commission on Ministry

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Standing Committee

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Bishop

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