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July 1, 2015

Applying to the Board of Ordained Ministry

newsApplying for Provisional Membership

Dates to Apply: Immediately Following the District Committee on Ordained Ministry Recommendation until October 1, 2015 by 11:59:59 p.m. (PST)

Applying for Provisional Membership is online. Starting on July 1 to October 1, 2015, those certified candidates wanting to apply for provisional membership this year may go to the Board of Ordained Ministry’s web site, www.calpacumc.org/bom and click on “Membership: Provisional and Full Connection” and then click on “Applying for Provisional Membership.” There you will find all the forms and application to apply for Provisional Membership. The forms will need to be filled out in Adobe Reader (not the Mac reader that automatically comes up if you have a Mac) and then emailed to Rev. Sunyoung Lee, Provisional Registrar, at PMReg@bom.calpacumc.org and Cathy Wilson, Administrative Coordinator to the Board, at Admin@bom.calpacumc.org.

Applicants for Provisional Membership must have attended the ‘Orientation To Ministry’ prior to submitting the application. If you have not attended the ‘Orientation To Ministry’ by October 1 of the year prior to the commissioning year, the application cannot be processed. The Candidacy Summit fulfills the ‘Orientation To Ministry’ requirement. The last event to fulfill this requirement before applying this year to the Board of Ordained Ministry will be at the Candidacy Summit on August 22, 2015. The registration form is located on our website at www.calpacumc.org/bom under the Candidacy Tab.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rev. Sunyoung Lee.

Applying for Ordination and Full Connection

Dates to Apply: July 1 – October 1, 2015 by 11:59:59 p.m. (PST)

Provisional Members who wish to apply for ordination are required to have the equivalent of 2 years of full‐time service in an approved appointment by the Annual Conference at which they wish to be ordained and made a member in Full Connection.

All Provisional Members (including transfers) are required to participate in the Residency In Ministry Program (RIM). Candidates will be required to have completed 8 RIM events by June 1st during the year of ordination. Elder candidates may include 2 electives as part of the 8, Deacon candidates may include 5 electives as part of the 8. Please check with Cathy Wilson at Admin@bom.calpacumc.org if you have questions about how many RIM events you have completed.

Elective RIM events must receive prior‐approval from the RIM Electives Board Member in order to receive credit. The RIM information is located on the Board’s website at www.bom.calpacumc.org under the Provisional Member tab.

There is an online application to apply for Full Connection. Please go to the Board’s website and click on “Membership: Provisional and Full Connection” and then click on “How to Apply for Full Connection− Instructions.” There you will find all the forms and application to apply for Full Connection and Ordination. Many of the files are a fillable and savable .pdf files. If you have a Mac computer, please open the form with Adobe Reader and fill it out that way, otherwise the form will come across as blank. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Doug Williams, Full Connection Registrar, at FCReg@bom.calpacumc.org.