Application for Provisional, Full, or Associate Membership

The Board of Ordained Ministry receives applications annually between July 1 and September 1. 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
• For all Conference Relationships: What to Expect at BOM Interviews (pdf)
To learn more about particular conference relationships, click on the links below
• Certified Candidates and Local Pastors seeking Provisional Membership (Word)
   Video Orientation Segments from the Board of Ordained Ministry
      Welcome
      Understanding and Preparing for VAUMC BOM Interviews 
      What's in the Application Packet and How Do I Use It? 
      Theology 
      Personal Growth and Devopment 
      Practice of Ministry 
      Making the Most of a Recommendation or Continuance 
• Provisional Members seeking Full Membership (Word)
• Local Pastors seeking Associate Membership (Word)
        Orientation to Applying for Associate Membership – Zoom Video Conference,   Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST
        Click here to join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android; or Telephone (646) 558-8656 Meeting ID: 804 415 833
• 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, 2017.
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 (please email ClergyExcellence@vaumc.org)
It will be a great help to the office if you would save and submit this document using the following naming format:  Application2018 LastName_FirstName
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. 

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.
   http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html

Informal Advisory Volunteers (Word) updated September 2016
A number of our past and present candidates 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.


 

 

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