Candidacy for Ministry Process
Contact the district via email with candidacy request.
Submit initial paperwork.
___ Submit Application for Candidacy Orientation Retreat (Form ACOR):
- Winter Retreat is January 28-29, 2017 – Deadline December 1st
- Location: Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107
___ Submit check payable to the Indiana Conference 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
Complete and submit the following to the dCOM Chair:
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).
___ Read chapters 1 and 5 of "Answering the Call".
___ Notify dCOM Chair that all of the above have been completed.
___ Notify Ed Metzler when all steps are complete to confirm attendance at Candidacy Orientation Retreat by Dec. 1 for January Orientation.
___ Attend the Candidacy Orientation retreat (All steps above must be complete before attending the 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 to the dCOM Chair:
___ Form A - Annual Mentor Report
___ Form B - Financial
___ Form 103 - Medical Report of Ministerial Candidate
___ Form 104 b
___ Form 104 c (if not previously submitted)
___ 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.
___ If on the Local Pastor Track, click here.
___ If on the Ordination Track, click here.
Leadership Development – Ministerial Services
Indiana Conference of
The United Methodist Church
301 Pennsylvania Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46280