Candidacy for Ministry Process
Contact the district via email with candidacy request.
Meet with Staff Parish Committee at your church.
___ Meet with DS, ADS, and/or dCOM Chair.
___ DS invites to UMCARES.
___ Respond to online invitation to UMCARES.
___ Complete UMCARES steps up to and including payment of $75 and ordering Answering the Call.
___ In UMCARES: complete Personal Data Inventory (PDI), Personal & Professional Reference List (PPRL) and complete Release of Information.
___ Notify dCOM Chair that all of the above have been completed.
Candidacy Orientation Retreat Preparation
___ Submit Application for Candidacy Orientation Retreat (Form ACOR):
- Summer Retreat is July 7-8, 2017 - Deadline is June!
- Location: Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107
___ Submit check payable to the INUMC for $300 ($50 for Retreat +
$50 to submit with Background Screening Form + $200 for psychological
assessment) to: Ed Metzler, Ministerial Services, 301 Pennsylvania Pkwy,
Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46280
___ Submit Form 114 (Disclosure)
___ Complete Background Screening through HireRight
___ Read Chapters 1 & 5 of Answering the Call
___ Attend the Candidacy Orientation retreat
Prepare for Certification
___ Meet regularly with Candidacy Mentoring Group
___ Continue preparation for certification interview
___ Attend psychological interview at MAS chosen in UMCARES.
Submit the following forms on Pathways:
___ Form A - Annual Mentor Report
___ Form B - Financial Report
___ Form 104 c - Charge Conference Recommendation
___ Written answers to Paragraph 310.2.a found in The Book of Discipline
___ All transcripts to date
___ Other materials as requested.
___ Meet with dCOM for certification interview.
Leadership Development – Ministerial Services
Indiana Conference of
The United Methodist Church
301 Pennsylvania Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46280