Forms and applications

  • Form 6 - Summary Report of Final Assessment

    From Office of the General Assembly

    This form, completed by the committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry, acknowledges that the committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry of the candidate’s presbytery has conducted a final assessment of the candidate’s preparation and readiness to begin ministry. It certifies that she/he has successfully completed all of the denomination’s and the committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry's requirements and so is ready to be examined for ordination. (Since this report may need to be shared with another calling presbytery, this form should be used by all presbyteries.)

  • Form 5B - Session Recommendation for Enrollment as Candidate

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyJoining Hands

    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 for the sessions action in light of inquirer’s suitability.

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

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPreparation for Ministry

    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 4 - Report on Consultation

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPreparation for Ministry

    A summary report of the consultation, completed by the committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry and the inquirer/candidate, that indicates developmental progress in the five key areas along with growth objectives agreed to for the next year. The completed report is sent to the inquirer/candidate, theological institution, and sponsoring session.

  • Form 3 - Pre-consultation report on development areas

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPreparation for Ministry

    This report, completed by the inquirer/candidate before each consultation, evaluates progress in accomplishing previously agreed-upon goals and objectives. The form requests a listing of completed courses, and includes specific questions to be addressed in each of the five growth areas.

  • Form 2C - Report of Initial Consultation

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPreparation for Ministry

    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 is sent to the enrollee, the theological institution and the sponsoring session.

  • Form 2B - Covenant Agreement and Inquirer Release

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPreparation for Ministry

    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

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPreparation for Ministry

    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 ministry. The completed report is sent to the enrollee, the theological institution, and the sponsoring session.

  • Form 1D - Session Evaluation and Recommendation

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPreparation for Ministry

    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

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPreparation for Ministry

    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.

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