Complete and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Clergy Services, 301 Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46280. Also send copy to the Chair of your District Committee on Ministry.
___ Form ACOR (Retreat application)
___ $100 check payable to the Indiana Conference ($50 background check; $50 Retreat)
___ Submit Form 104a-b (Staff Parish Recommendation) to your dCOM Chair.
___ Meet with dCOM Chair and DS, ADS.
___ DS invites to OCAS (Online Candidacy Application System).
___ Respond to online invitation to OCAS.
___ Complete OCAS steps up to and including payment of $75 and ordering Fulfilling God’s Call.
___ Release of Information (ROI)
___ Complete Personal Data Inventory (PDI) and Personal & Professional Reference List (PPRL)
___ Read first two sections of Fulfilling God’s Call.
___ Notify dCOM Chair that all of the above have been completed.
___ Notify Clergy Services when all steps are complete to confirm attendance at Candidacy Orientation Retreat by June 1 for July Orientation and by Dec 1 for January Orientation.
___ Attend the Candidacy Orientation retreat (All steps above, must be complete before attending the retreat.)
Meet monthly with Candidacy Mentoring Group
Continue preparation for certification interview
___ Attend psychological interview at Buchanan Counseling Center ($130 payable at time of interview)
Submit the following forms to the dCOM Chair:
___ Form A - Annual Mentor Report
___ Form B Financial
___ Form 100
___ Form 103 Medical
___ Form 104c
___ Written answers to Paragraph 310.2.a found in The Book of Discipline
___ All transcripts to date
___ Other materials as requested.
___ Meet with dCOM for certification interview.
___ If on the Local Pastor Track, click here.
___ If on the Ordination Track, click here.
Associate Director of Clergy Services
317-564-3252, ext. 1005
Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church
301 Pennsylvania Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46280