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Resources in Theological Education

Form 5B – Session Recommendation for Enrollment as Candidate

This form is completed by the inquirer’s session and forwarded to the presbytery’s committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry. Questions that may guide the session’s discussion with the inquirer and provide support for its recommendation to the committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry may be found in the “Advisory Handbook” on pages 39-41. Attach a letter explaining rationale… Read more »

Form 5A – Application to be Enrolled by Presbytery as a Candidate

To be completed initially by the inquirer seeking to be advanced to candidacy. The recommendations of the session and the committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry along with the action taken by the presbytery are recorded on this form.

Form 2C – Report of Initial Consultation

In addition to formulating its recommendation to the presbytery to enroll the applicant as an Inquirer, the Committee on Preparation for Ministry should also establish goals for the first year the new inquirer will be under care. This form records the growth objectives agreed to by the new inquirer and the CPM. The completed report… Read more »

Form 2B – Covenant Agreement and Inquirer Release

A signed acknowledgement of the new covenant relationship entered into by the inquirer, the session and the committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry. The inquirer release sets in motion an understanding that permits the committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry to secure information necessary to make responsible decisions and recommendations.

Form 2A – Report of Consultation regarding application

In addition to formulating its recommendation to the presbytery to enroll the applicant as an inquirer, the committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry should also establish goals for the first year the new inquirer will be under care. This form records the growth objectives agreed to by the new Inquirer and the committee/commission overseeing preparation for… Read more »

Form 1D – Session Evaluation and Recommendation

This form is completed by the applicant’s session and forwarded along with the other application forms to the presbytery’s committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry. The form includes questions that may guide the session’s discussion with the applicant and provide support for its recommendation to the committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry.

Form 1C – Financial Planning for Theological Education

Using basic information provided by the applicant, this spreadsheet automatically generates a projection of the applicant’s financial resources and needs relative to the required seminary training.

Form 1B – Questions for Reflection

These questions are to be completed by the applicant as a basis for direct discussion first with the session of the applicant’s home church and later with the presbytery’s committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry.

Form 1A – Application to be enrolled by Presbytery as an Inquirer

To be completed initially by the applicant seeking to be enrolled. Both the committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry and the presbytery’s actions regarding the application are recorded on this form. It provides basic information regarding the applicant’s background, identity, and interests. This form includes a list of personal references.

Ministry Fellows Program

Information about the Ministry Fellows Program from The Fund for Theological Education