The Pensacola District of The United Methodist Church
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Here for You - Serving Jesus
Ministry and Ministerial Services
Alabama-West Florida Conference Board of Ordained Ministry
Alabama-West Florida Conference Office of Ministerial Services
4719 Woodmere Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36106
Phone 334-356-8014 or toll-free 888-873-3127
E-mail Executive Assistant - Erika@awfumc.org
Pensacola District Office - Dr. Timothy R. Trent, District Superintendent
Application to Request Admission to the Ministry Candidacy Program
Download here the Application to Request Admission to the Ministry Candidacy Program, which the Pensacola District asks of inquirers who have reached the step in which they wish to request, in writing, admission to the Ministry Candidacy Program. If you wish to e-mail rather than mail the packet, that is fine. E-mail to email@example.com (the Pensacola District Office) and firstname.lastname@example.org (Rev. Bob Bailey). Browse this page to be aware of important requirements / events / deadlines.
Declaration of Candidacy for Ordained Ministry - Recommendation Forms (Version 12/10/2014)
Download here the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee Recommendation and Charge Conference Recommendation forms: PDF / MS Word.
Steps to Becoming a Minister
Training, Prerequisites, and Deadlines
Licensing School 2017 will be held the week of April 24 - May 1st at The Reef at Seahaven, 15191 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach FL 32413. Click here for details and to register. You MUST be a certified candidate and have your District Superintendent's APPROVAL in order to attend. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Erika Glawson at email@example.com.
The Right Start Workshop
All clergy receiving new pastoral appointments are required to attend The Right Start, an event that has been specifically designed to aid clergy as they complete ministry in their current setting and prepare to begin service in a new congregation. The Right Start for 2016 was held April 19 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Montgomery, AL from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. .5 CEU were available. For more information about this event contact Erika Glawson at the Alabama-West Florida Conference Office of Ministerial Services: 334-356-8014, toll-free 888-873-3127, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The event page was here.
The AWF Conference Candidacy Retreat
The January 20-21, 2017, AWFC Candidacy Retreat was held at Camp Beckwith, Fairhope, AL. If you are interested in attending an AWF Conference Candidacy Retreat, contact your District Superintendent to begin the process. For more information please contact Erika Glawson at the AWF Conference Office of Ministerial Services at email@example.com or 334-356-8014 or toll-free number 888-873-3127. The list of requirements for 2017 was not available at the time of this posting, but to attend the Candidacy Retreat in July 2015, candidates had to complete these items before June 1, 2015. If you need the list for 2017 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Candidacy" at the Alabama-West Florida Conference Website, where you'll find these links:
The Beginning Pastors Workshop
All pastors taking their first appointment in the Alabama-West Florida Conference are required to attend "The Beginning Pastors Workshop." The Beginning Pastors Workshop for 2016 was held July 28-29, 2016, at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. Information was posted here. For more information contact the Alabama-West Florida Conference Department of Ministerial Services at (334) 356-8014 or toll-free (888) 873-3127.
Meetings of the Pensacola District Committee on Ministry (dCOM)
When Pensacola District Committee meetings are scheduled, announcement is posted here on our Officers page as well as on our Message Board. As you go through the ministry process, keep a copy of ALL your documents. Every time you meet with the Committee on Ministry, bring all your paperwork with you.
Commissioning and Ordination Requirements
For information about commissioning and ordination requirements, deadlines, and to download the required forms visit http://www.awfumc.org/commissioningandordination.
"Interviews by Conference Board of Ministry for Provisional status are held once per year. District Committee on Ministry (dCOM) and District Superintendent recommendations must be in no later than November 1st and the interviews are in the next January or February. Pensacola dCOM interviews for provisional recommendation are held in August but no later than September. All this is done in this much advance because of the paperwork required for provisional." - Pensacola DCOM 11/01/2016
Important information for newly-appointed clergy is at http://
Course of Study and Licensing
For information about financial assistance please visit http://AWFumc.org/FinancialAssistance.
There is information about the AWF Asbury Foundation at http://www.awf-asburyfoundation.org/.
Here are scholarship/loan dates on the calendar of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry:
Online Resources about Ministry Within The United Methodist Church
There is such a vast wealth of knowledge available on these sites that you have to browse to appreciate:
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rev. June Jernigan, Director, AWFC Office of Ministerial Services.
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