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CHAPTER 8: THE MINISTRY

CHAPTER 8: THE MINISTRY

¶ 800 Preamble
¶ 801 Advice to the Minister
¶ 805 Discerning the Call of God for Credentialed Ministry
¶ 810 Lay Ministers
¶ 815 Ministerial Candidates
¶ 816 Separation, Divorce and the Ministry
¶ 820 Commissioned Ministers
¶ 821 Commissioned Ministers becoming Ordained Ministers
¶ 822 Questions for Conference Membership
¶ 825 Ordained Minister
¶ 830 Ordination Credentials
¶ 835 Reception from Other Denominations and Other Free Methodist Conferences
¶ 840 Transfer of Membership
¶ 845 Termination of Conference Membership
¶ 850 Appointments

¶ 851 Multiple Staff Appointments
¶ 852 Special Appointments
¶ 853 Special Relationships

¶ 855 National Leadership Team, Network Mentor Team and Network Leaders
¶ 860 Office of Bishop
APPENDICES: Charts, Forms, Rituals and Documents

¶ 870 Discerning the Call of God
    870A MEGaP Ministerial Tracking Process
¶ 871 Ministerial Candidate’s Statement of Affirmation
¶ 872 Minister’s Signed Affirmation Form
¶ 873 Service for the Commissioning of Ministers
¶ 874 Service for the Ordination of Ministers
¶ 875 Policies for Pastoral Transitions and Appointments
¶ 877 Service of Induction Ritual
¶ 878 Ministers and Employees Compensation and Benefits Guidelines
¶ 879 Letter of Understanding Template
¶ 880 Termination of Employment Agreement Template
¶ 881 Network Mentor and Network Leader Job Descriptions

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