Application for Provisional, Full, or Associate Membership
The Board of Ordained Ministry receives applications annually between July 1 and September 1. Beginning in July 2015, the process to request and complete the application packet has changed from prior years. Please read the following information carefully, and we look forward to hearing from you as you respond to God’s continued call in your ministry.
Overview of Instructions and Requirements
What to Expect at BOM Interviews (Word)
To learn more, click on the link corresponding to the conference relationship you are seeking:
• Certified Candidates and Local Pastors seeking Provisional Membership (Word)
Orientation to Applying for Provisional Membership – recorded from live session held July 21, 2015 (mp4)
• Provisional Members seeking Full Membership (Word)
• Local Pastors seeking Associate Membership (Word)
• Lay and Clergy seeking Para/Professional Certification (Word)
To request an application packet
For all conference relationships, download, complete, and submit the following application form via email to the Center for ClergyExcellence@vaumc.org. These forms are only available for download from July 1 to September 1 and they must be received via email no later than September 1, 2016.
♦ Provisional Membership as a Deacon Application Request
♦ Provisional Membership as an Elder Application Request
♦ Full Membership Application Request
♦ Associate Membership Application Request
♦ Para/Professional Certification Request
It will be a great help to the office if you would save and submit this document using the following naming format: LastName_FirstInitial_Application2017
As confirmation of receipt for the above submission, you will receive the expanded application packet for the relationship you are seeking. This packet will contain detailed instructions and specific deadlines for your papers, materials, and interviews with the Board of Ordained Ministry.
As you prayerfully consider this next step in your journey, God's blessings be with you.
In order to complete the above forms, as well as open and read the expanded application packet, you will need the latest version of Adobe Reader. Please be aware that Apple/MAC computers default to a “viewer” program which will not correctly render or open a PDF file, unless you have manually set Adobe Reader as your default program for this file extension.
Click the link below to download the latest version for free.
Informal Advisory Volunteers (Word) updated September 2016
A number of our past and present Provisional Members have asked about informal advisors who would be willing to be contacted about reading papers, participating in mock interviews and generally being helpful about sharing their experiences in applying for Full Membership and Ordination. This list of ordained clergy have volunteered to serve in this capacity.