Methodist church candidating for ministry


WORD AND SACRAMENT - No candidate aged 50 or beyond in the year of acceptance will be accepted.- Conference 2015 resolved that the Non-Itinerant category of the ordained ministry be discontinued in its current form and no new candidate will be received.The average sized church doesn't have an Human Resources team or even church staff members who are responsible for hiring and firing.However, building your church staff is one of the key ways to set up your church for long-term health.Successful applicants appear before their Synods to give testimony.The Synod recommends acceptance to EMMU General Committee and Connexional Executive.Both these documents can be downloaded from this website or obtained from EMMU.- "INTENTION TO NOMINATE A CANDIDATE" (can be downloaded from this website or obtainable from EMMU) must be submitted by Superintendent Ministers to reach EMMU before 31 July.

Quarterly Conference meetings shall begin with devotional preparation and prayer. The missionary secretary-treasurer shall be a member of this committee.- Candidates accepted by Conference will attend the Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary full time for at least 3 years.- Complete no less than 2 years of Probation in circuit after Seminary before Ordination.DEGREE - Engaging with people pastorally and ethically (7002) - Growing spiritually, thinking theologically (7003) - Interpreting Texts.(7004) - Exploring our Christian Foundation (7155) - Proclaiming our Faith (7372) - Wesley Studies with EMMU OR DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGY - Getting to know the Bible (85100) - Church History 1 (85230) - Systematic Theology 1 (85240) - Spirituality 1 (85250) - Ethics 1 (85260) - Practical Theology 1 (85270) - Proclaiming our Faith (86378) - Wesley Studies with EMMU ORDAINED MINISTERS WISHING TO TRANSFER FROM OTHER CHURCHES - All applicants for transfer must be able to serve the MCSA for at least ten years, including their years of training as MINISTERS on TRIAL - No application will be considered of people above 65 years of age, who apply to be considered Supernumeraries in the MCSA.Connexional Executive to approve the acceptance based on the recommendation from Synods and EMMU General Committee.

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