Entering Ministry

Ephesians 4:11-13

“The gifts God gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. (NIV)”

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Amazing! You have said YES! to God’s call to be a disciple of Christ!

Whether this is the very first time you are considering the possibility of formal pastoral training, or you already have a clear vision about your call to licensed or ordained ministry, we are glad to welcome you and offer our assistance during your process.

We celebrate your YES! and desire to partner with you in your journey for continued spiritual formation and discipling education. This is the right place to be if any of the items below apply to you:

 

  • You are exploring the idea of becoming a candidate for licensed or ordained ministry.
  • You are a certified candidate.
  • You are preparing for interviews with either your District Committee on Ministry (dCOM) or the Board of Ordained Ministry (BOM).
  • You are in the licensing process.
  • You are a provisional candidate.

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Candidacy Retreat

The very first step for anyone thinking about becoming a candidate for licensed or ordained ministry.

Certified Candidates

Resources and support available for certified candidates.

Provisional Candidates

Resources and support available for provisional candidates.

Events

Student Leadership Academy

Student Leadership Academy - July 21-26 Sunday start time 7:00 p.m., Friday end time 1:00 p.m. Location - University of Indianapolis, registration available soon High school students (rising 10th-13th grade) are invited to consider questions about what they want to do with their lives - now and into the future.  We will explore together through theology, vocational understanding, and our gifts and abilities how God wants to use us as we try to answer the hard questions about What we want to do when we grow-up?

Clergy First Thursdays

Clergy, you are invited to gather virtually on the first Thursdays of every month at 12:00 p.m. (ET)/11:00 a.m. (CT) with other pastors across our district for a time of connection, conversation, and prayer. Our first gathering is August 1. Clergy, watch your INUMC email for a Zoom link in the last week of July.

Early Response Teams (ERT) Training

Covenant UMC 10001 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN, United States

ERTs provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster. ERTs help to prevent further damage to personal properties by tarping, removing debris, and cleaning out flooded areas. They offer both helping hands and hope to those in need. ERTs must complete a one-day training that focuses on working with those impacted by disaster, procedures, and site safety. Lunch, snacks and all materials will be provided For more information and to register, contact Ron Heustis at rlheustis@gmail.com Registration deadline: July 26

Event Series Mission u Express

Mission u Express

Mission u Express - One Day - Choose Your Date & Location -- all session are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (local time) Saturday, Aug 3 Central Indiana location – University UMC, 5959 Grandview Dr, Indpls, IN Saturday, Aug 10 Northern Indiana location – Rochester Grace UMC, 201 W 7th St. Rochester, IN Saturday, Aug 10 Southern Indiana location – St. Mark’s UMC, 100 North State Rd 46 Bloomington, IN Details and registration at https://www.inumc.org/united-women-in-faith/

Event Series Growing Young for Everyone

Growing Young for Everyone

Growing Young for Everyone Seminar August 10 – 10a-12p EST January 25  – 10a-12p EST Online  - All registered will receive a Zoom Link. Join Emily Krach and other Fuller Youth Institute trained leaders in a Seminar for the whole church to consider the core commitments in the book “Growing Young”.  We will learn together how to help your church thrive in its relationships with all generations with an emphasis on connecting to young people.  This seminar will provide a time for your leaders to ask questions and discuss how Growing Young makes sense in your context.  Everyone is invited at no cost. Click here for more details and to register. 

Event Series Mission u Express

Mission u Express

Mission u Express - One Day - Choose Your Date & Location -- all session are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (local time) Saturday, Aug 3 Central Indiana location – University UMC, 5959 Grandview Dr, Indpls, IN Saturday, Aug 10 Northern Indiana location – Rochester Grace UMC, 201 W 7th St. Rochester, IN Saturday, Aug 10 Southern Indiana location – St. Mark’s UMC, 100 North State Rd 46 Bloomington, IN Details and registration at https://www.inumc.org/united-women-in-faith/

Camp Rivervale Board Meeting

IN, United States

Save the date! More information to come. Orientation for new members will take place the night before.

Resources

TitleMinistry CategoryResource Typehf:tax:resource_types
Certified CandidatesClergy Resources
Form 103 Medical Summary ReportClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form 103 Physical FormClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form 104aClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form 104bClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form 104cClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form 114 Notarized DisclosureClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form 117 Local Church SupportClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form A Annual Mentor ReportClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form ACA Application for Church AppointmentClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form ACF Authorization for Release of InformationClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form ACOR Application for Group CandidacyClergy ResourcesCertifications & Formal Education, Clergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structurescertifications-formal-education clergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures
Form B Financial Information WorksheetClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form BC1 Supervisor Request for Background checkClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form BC2 Applicant Background check Information FormClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form PDI Personal Data inventoryClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form RSF Release of Supervisory FilesClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form S Statement of Loyalty for OD and OM StatusClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form SY Serving in Supply AgreementClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Interview Guideline for Staff Parish Committees when Interviewing a Candidate for MinistryClergy ResourcesSystems & Structuressystems-structures
Licensing SchoolClergy Resources
Provisional CandidatesClergy Resources

Articles

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Malinda was the surviving spouse of retired elder Philip Lutz.

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