1. Autobiographical Statement: Personal and Vocational Update Describe in several paragraphs the important developments in your life since your last interview. This may involve individual and family matters, professional matters and/or spiritual matters. Your description should specifically include your spiritual growth and formation as a disciple of Jesus Christ. 2. A Personal Affirmation of Faith: A one-page summary statement of what you believe as a Christian. The Personal Affirmation of Faith is deliberately restricted to one page and should reflect your personal thoughts and beliefs. 3. A recent sermon that you have preached, both written and on CD or DVD (6 copies), and accompanying worship bulletin. Please present the full written text of the sermon. This must be the same sermon submitted on CD or DVD. Include the worship bulletin at the end of your sermon copy. 4. Disciplinary Questions: Paragraph 324 (2008 Discipline) In your response to the disciplinary questions please be thorough in your discussion, paying attention to answering the question asked. For 2012-2013 year please answer the following questions: d.) How do you interpret the statement that Jesus Christ is Lord? i.) Describe the mission and nature of the church. What are its primary tasks today? p.) Explain the role and significance of the sacrements in the ministry to which you have been called. 5. A copy of any report or transcript for educational work completed since last interview (seminary classes or COS courses.) 6. A completed mentor's form signed by you and your mentor that reviews the last year of your meetings and conversations together. Mentor's Report Form (to be completed by you and mentor) 7. A written report from your church supervisor or from your local church pastor describing your involvement in the local church. PLEASE NOTE: All items listed above must be delivered to the Registrar's office no later than 12:00 noon on the second Wednesday of the month, one month prior to your interview. For example: if your interview is scheduled for the month of October, your materials must be to the Registrar's Office by the second Wednesday of September. IF MATERIALS ARE NOT IN THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE BY THIS DEADLINE, YOU WILL NOT BE INTERVIEWED FOR THE YEAR. THIS WILL DELAY YOUR PROCESS AND MAY RESULT IN DISCONTINUANCE FROM THE PROCESS. All materials should be proofread by your mentor or another Ordained Elder for content and for grammatical spelling, structure, punctuation and typographical errors PRIOR to your submitting the material to the Registrar. Please do not rely on your computer's spell-check. The United Methodist Church has always maintained high standards of excellence regarding educational qualifications and these will be applied to your material. ......................................... ................................................................................ Tech Writer's Rubric Please send or deliver all materials to: Rev. Jennifer Kerby, Mt. Lebanon UMC, 850 Mt. Lebanon Rd, Wilmington DE 19803. The church's office hours are Monday 1-3pm and Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-1pm. Make sure to call ahead if you are delivering items to ensure that someone will be there to receive them, (302) 652-8411. Please email any questions you have about the interview process or any of the material to be submitted to the Registrar. The Wilmington District Committee on Ministry is praying for you and committed to helping and supporting you as your progress on your spiritual journey. Grace and Peace, Rev. Jennifer Kerby
You are required to meet with the DCOM each year to review your progress in your discernment and preparation for ministry.
use the Cover Sheet template (provided below) as the first page of your
Make sure to include your name, current home church or church serving and date of your interview on the cover sheet.
.................................... Interactive Cover sheet (pdf) - Follow Template for fill-in info
You will need to submit 13 copies (except as noted) of the following material in your packet due to the Registrar by the second Wednesday of the month, one month prior to your scheduled interview date.
(See "Materials due date" on the interview schedule)
All material submitted must meet the writing expectations provided in the rubric attached by the link below.
If you have any questions, please contact your mentor or the DCOM registrar.
These forms can also be downloaded from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry website under the "Ministry" - "Continuing Candidacy" - "Candidacy Forms" headings:.. . . . . . . . . . .................................................... ............................http://www.gbhem.org/site/c.lsKSL3POLvF/b.3835587/k.8070/Candidacy_Forms.htm
2) Criminal and Credit Check documentation should be obtained through the following internet site: www.oxforddoc.com . . . . . . . The Pen-del Conference number is 526. Please enter number when prompted. The position code is 1
3) Prepare and sign: Commitment to Highest Ideals of Christian Life document