Part of our responsibility as a Church body is to call people forth to work for the good of God’s people and all creation. While every person within the body of Christ is called to the ministry of some kind, this manual is the guidebook for those discerning a call to the ordained ministry and those who support and direct them. It outlines the many steps, people, and groups that are part of this particular discernment process that begins in a person’s local congregation.
As the Bishop, the Commission on Ministry, and the Missioner for Lifelong Formation lead a revision of our discernment and formation practices related to ordination, the Ordination Manual is under revision this year, and will be available in August 2023.
If you have specific questions about ordination or need current ordination forms, please contact Derek Moyer (email@example.com).