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Handbook
for
Local Pastors
and
Associate Members

North Carolina Conference
-------------------------
The United Methodist Church
2009-2012
LOCAL PASTOR’S HANDBOOK
Table of Contents
Page
Section 1. Definition of Local Pastor 2
Section 2. Responsibilities and Duties of the Local Pastor 2
Section 3. Categories of Local Pastor 3
Section 4. Requirements for License as a Local Pastor 4
Section 5. Steps to Obtaining a License as a Local Pastor 4
Section 6. Licensing School 4
Section 7. Continuance as a Local Pastor 5
Section 8. Discontinuance of the Local Pastor 6
Section 9. Retirement of the Local Pastor 7
Section 10. Course of Study Schools 7
Section 11. Associate Membership 9
Section 12. Local Pastors Preparing for Provisional Membership and
Elder’s Orders 10
Section 13. Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members 11
Section 14. Licensed Local Pastors and the Walk to Emmaus 12
Section 15. Who’s Who 13
LOCAL PASTOR’S HANDBOOK
This handbook is a guide for the Local Pastor who is licensed for
pastoral ministry, to assist in the call to serve God and to carry out
the ministry of Jesus Christ through the local church. In addition,
this handbook can assist District Superintendents and District
Committees on Ordained Ministry in working with Local Pastors. This
handbook is divided into sections to allow and facilitate updating and
improvement. It is not intended to be the final authority on a
situation or condition, but it is to serve as a practical and
understandable resource in the ministry of the Local Pastor. This
handbook should never be cited as an authoritative source to support a
particular position or viewpoint on an issue.
1. DEFINITION OF LOCAL PASTOR (see 2008 Book of Discipline, ¶315, 316,
318)
All persons not ordained as elders who are appointed to preach and
conduct divine worship and perform the duties of a pastor shall have a
license for pastoral ministry. Local pastors who have completed the
following may be recommended to the executive session of the annual
conference to receive the license for pastoral ministry:
*
The conditions for candidacy for licensed and ordained ministry
(certified candidacy) (¶311)
*
Been interviewed and recommended by the district committee on
ordained ministry
*
Attended Licensing School, held annually in May; LLPSS 2011 is
scheduled to be held May 19-27, 2011 at North Carolina Wesleyan in
Rocky Mount
*
Been approved by the board of ordained ministry.
A local pastor is approved annually by the district committee on
ordained ministry and licensed by the Bishop to perform all the duties
of a pastor, including the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion as
well as the service of marriage, burial, confirmation, and membership
reception, while appointed to a particular charge. Granting of the
license for pastoral ministry is made when an appointment to a
pastoral charge is made. In the North Carolina Conference, licenses
are presented at the session of the annual conference.
2. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE LOCAL PASTOR (see 2008 Book of
Discipline, ¶316)
A.
The Local Pastor is licensed by the Annual Conference to serve
only to the charge to which they are appointed.
B.
The charge is defined as “the people within or related to the
community being served.” (¶316)
C.
The license must be renewed annually by the district Committee on
Ordained Ministry and the conference Board of Ordained Ministry.
An interview is required every year. The license must be signed
annually by the district superintendent.
D.
The License for Pastoral Ministry is valid only to the charge to
which the pastor is assigned. The Local Pastor (including student
local pastor) relates to the district committee on ordained
ministry on the district where he/she is appointed.
E.
The Local Pastor is supervised by the District Superintendent and
a Clergy Mentor, who will support the Local Pastor’s work in
Course of Study and in the performance of duties as a local
pastor.
F.
The Local Pastor shall attend each session of the Annual
Conference and is responsive to the directives of the Annual
Conference.
G.
Membership of the Full-time and Part-time Local Pastor is in the
Annual Conference. They may vote on all matters presented to the
Annual Conference, except constitutional amendments, election of
delegates to General or jurisdictional conferences, and matters of
ordination, character, and conference relations of clergy. When
first licensed, one’s local church membership will be transferred
to the annual conference.
H.
The Local Pastor, except student local pastors, may serve on any
board, commission, or committee with voice and vote, except on
matters of clergy character, qualifications, status, and
ordination, except on the district Committee on Ordained Ministry.
They shall not be eligible to vote on or serve as delegates to the
General, jurisdictional, or central conference. (¶318.5)
I.
Those licensed for pastoral ministry may be appointed to an
extension ministry with the approval of the bishop and the
conference board of ordained ministry.
J.
All local pastors shall receive written communication about
decisions made regarding their relationship with the annual
conference.
K.
Local pastors who have completed the Course of Study may, upon
retirement, annually request from the District Committee on
Ordained Ministry and the bishop a license to continue to serve in
the local church where they hold membership for the purpose of
providing sacramental rites of baptism and Holy Communion (NOT
weddings!), at the request of the appointed pastor. Without this
request, the following paragraph applies:
L.
Retired Local Pastors – According to Judicial Council Decision
1101, retired local pastors are not clergy and ¶ 320.6 of the 2008
Book of Discipline is null and void. Therefore, when a local
pastor is no longer under appointment, he or she resumes lay
status and may not vote as a clergy member, officiate at weddings
or preside over the sacraments.
3. CATEGORIES OF LOCAL PASTOR (see 2008 Book of Discipline, ¶318)
In recommending to the Annual Conference those who have met the
requirements to serve as local pastors for the ensuing year, the Board
of Ordained Ministry shall classify them
In three categories under which one may serve:
A. Full-time Local Pastor
1. Serves under appointment to a charge on a full-time basis
2. Is paid at least the minimum salary and benefits as established by
the Annual Conference
3.
Has completed, or is in the process of, completing the Course of
Study
by completing four courses per year
4. Following completion of the Course of Study, maintains a continuing
education program as directed by the Annual Conference
5. May not be a full-time student in any school, university, or
seminary.
B.
Part-time Local Pastor
1.
Has met the requirements for licensing
2.
Does not devote his or her entire time to ministry in the local
church
3.
Does not receive in cash support per year from all Church sources
a sum
equal to or larger than the minimum base compensation established by
the annual conference for full-time local pastors
4.
Is enrolled in an appropriate school of higher education, Course
of Study or seminary approved by the University Senate and
appointed in their home conference (per Judicial Council Decision
#895)
5.
Shall complete two courses per year in a Course of Study school or
the correspondence curriculum prescribed by the General Board of
Higher Education and Ministry, until they complete the Course of
Study.
C. Student Local Pastor
1.
Has met the requirements for licensing
2.
Is a member of another annual conference serving an appointment in
NC while enrolled in seminary.
3.
Makes appropriate progress in their educational program as
determined by the Board of Ordained Ministry.


4. REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSE AS A LOCAL PASTOR
(see 2008 Book of
Discipline, ¶315)
\
All persons who are not ordained as elders but are appointed to
preach, conduct divine worship, and perform the duties of a pastor in
a local church shall have a license for pastoral ministry. The Board
of Ordained Ministry may recommend to the executive session of the
annual conference the licensing of those persons who meet the

following requirements:


a.
Completed the conditions for candidacy certification (see section
on Candidacy Certification in this Handbook and ¶311);
b.
Been interviewed and recommended by the district Committee on
Ordained Ministry;
c.
Completed the studies for the license as a local pastor (Licensing
School) as prescribed and supervised by the General Board of
Higher Education and Ministry. (see sections on Licensing School
in this Handbook).
d.
Been approved by the Board of Ordained Ministry and the executive
session of the Annual Conference. (¶ 634.2g).


5. STEPS TO OBTAINING A LICENSE AS A LOCAL PASTOR

A summary:
1.
Become a certified candidate;
2.
Receive the recommendation of the district Committee on Ordained
Ministry.
3.
Complete the studies for the license for pastoral ministry
(Licensing School).
4.
Been approved by the Board of Ordained Ministry and the executive
session of the Annual Conference. (¶ 634.2g).

6. LICENSING SCHOOL (see 2008 Book of Discipline, ¶315.2b)

Studies for License as a Local Pastor are a joint enterprise between
the district Committee on Ordained Ministry, the annual conference
Board of Ordained Ministry, and the General Board of Higher Education
and Ministry, Division of Ordained Ministry. The first basic
philosophy which informs this program is within the covenant of United
Methodist ordained ministers. Full members have a basic and continuing
responsibility to work in the preparation of new candidates. They can
fulfill that responsibility by sharing practical knowledge and skills
for the practice of ministry. The second basic tenet is that persons
licensed must exhibit certain basic minimum competencies. Basic to
this concept is the fact that these studies are not another hoop
through which to jump or a roadblock to be bypassed. They are what the
church considers the knowledge/skill components essential to the
practice of ministry.
In the North Carolina Conference, Licensing School is held annually in
May.
North Carolina Conference Licensing School
------------------------------------------
See above for the requirements for those seeking to become licensed
local pastors. To be considered for an appointment as a local pastor a
person must attend this school. However the attending of this school
does not guarantee an appointment to a local church. The license
as a local pastor may be withheld until such time as one is
appointed to a charge.
Date: May 19-27, 2011

Location: North Carolina Wesleyan, Rocky Mount, NC

Registration: Registration forms are distributed through
the Office of Ministerial Relations in the Methodist Building in
Raleigh. The forms are sent to candidates following the District
Committee’s recommendation by report to the Ministerial Relations
Office in April. Register as early as possible in order to obtain and
review the required textbooks. Forms should be sent to Office of
Ministerial Relations, P. O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605. Reading is
required prior to Licensing School, as is sermon preparation, so early
registration is helpful.

For Information contact: Chair of the Licensing School Committee:
The Reverend Bob Bergland
First UMC: Rocky Mount
(252) 977-0400
Email: [email protected]
Office of Ministerial Relations
Tim Russell, Director or Linda Bourey
P. O. Box 1970
Garner, NC 27529
800-849-4433 or 919-779-6115
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

7. CONTINUANCE AS A LOCAL PASTOR (see 2008 Book of Discipline, ¶319))

It is the responsibility of the district Committee on Ordained
Ministry to annually interview and recommend for continuance all
persons who are licensed local pastors. The following guidelines
(¶319) will be used:

1.
Persons licensed as local pastors who are not provisional members
shall continue
in college, in a program of theological education at an approved
seminary, or in the
Course of Study. The Discipline requires "appropriate progress”
in meeting the educational requirements. In addition, dCom’s may
recommend specific continuing education events related to pastoral
ministry for local pastors completing their undergraduate work.
2.
Be interviewed and recommended annually for continuance by the
district committee on ordained ministry. A transcript of the
progress in COS or other course work shall be submitted to the
dCom each year and Ministerial Relations Office if receiving an
MEF Grant.
3.
Upon recommendation by the district Committee on Ordained
Ministry, and by the conference Board of Ordained Ministry,
the clergy members in full connection may approve the
continuance as a licensed local pastor.
4.
Full-time local pastors shall complete the five-year Course of
Study curriculum within eight years, part-time local pastors
shall complete the Course of Study curriculum within twelve
years), unless family or other circumstances preclude the
local pastor's ability to meet these requirements. An
extension beyond the prescribed limit may be granted annually by a
three-fourths vote of the district Committee on Ordained
Ministry, recommendation by the conference Board of Ordained
Ministry, and the vote of the clergy members in full connection.
5.
A local pastor may choose to remain in a local relationship with
the annual conference
upon having completed the five-year Course of Study. Full-time local
pastors are required to receive a minimum of one CEU per year and
eight CEU’s per quadrennium. Part-time local pastors are encouraged to
do continuing education.

6.
All local pastors shall be assigned a Clergy Mentor by their
district Committee on Ordained Ministry and district
superintendent until they have completed the five year Course of
Study or Master of Divinity. The Clergy Mentor shall work
with the local pastor in meeting the above requirements for
continuance. It is the responsibility of the local pastor to
ensure that a Clergy Mentor has been assigned, and to initiate
contact with the mentor. Clergy mentors may be local pastors who
have completed the five year Course of Study, associate members,
or elders in full connection.

8.
DISCONTINUANCE OF THE LOCAL PASTOR (see 2008 Book of Discipline, ¶320.1)
Please refer to the 2008 Book of Discipline for information regarding
discontinuance and surrendering of license and credentials. When a
local pastor retires or the district Committee on Ordained Ministry
does not recommend continuation of license, license and credentials
are surrendered to the district superintendent for deposit with the
secretary of the conference. After consultation with the pastor, the
former local pastor shall designate the local church in which
membership shall be held. Reinstatement takes place only upon
recommendation by the district Committee on Ordained Ministry from
which their license was discontinued, the Board of Ordained Ministry,
and the cabinet. Persons seeking reinstatement shall provide evidence
that they have been members of a local United Methodist church for at
least one year prior to their request for reinstatement. A
recommendation from the charge conference where membership is held is
required in addition to other documents determined by the district
committee and Board of Ordained Ministry.
9.
RETIREMENT OF THE LOCAL PASTOR (see 2008 Book of Discipline, ¶320.5)
A local pastor who has made satisfactory progress in the Course of
Study, as recommended by the district committee on ordained ministry,
may be recognized as a retired local pastor. Retirement provisions for
local pastors shall be the same as those for clergy members. Retired
local pastors may attend annual conference sessions with voice but not
vote. A retired local pastor may be appointed by the bishop to a
charge and licensed without any additional claim upon the conference
minimum compensation nor further pension credit. Please note: ¶320.6
has been declared null and void by the Judicial Council. A retired
local pastor is considered a layperson, not a clergy member of the
annual conference.
9.
COURSE OF STUDY SCHOOLS (see 2008 Book of Discipline, ¶318, 319)
Persons licensed as local pastors who are not provisional members
shall continue in
college, in a program of theological education at an approved
seminary, or in the five-year
Course of Study. (¶319) The Course of Study in The United Methodist
Church is provided and administered by the General Board of Higher
Education and Ministry for persons:
*
Who are certified candidates for ordained ministry,
*
Who have successfully completed the North Carolina Conference
Licensing School,
*
Who have been licensed by the Bishop after approval by the
district Committee and Board of Ordained Ministry,
*
Who are unable to attend an approved school of theology.
The Course of Study is a basic theological education program of the
Division of Ordained Ministry. It is provided for those who are
licensed as Local Pastors who are unable to attend an approved
seminary. Participants in the program should have completed candidacy
for ordained ministry and the North Carolina Conference licensing
school.
Our Course of Study is offered at Duke Divinity School each summer.
Currently, the North Carolina Conference offers a scholarship of
$218.75 per course or $875.00 for all four courses per year on the
summer model.
The Course of Study includes a five-year curriculum with four courses
per year.
Extension courses for part-time local pastors are held throughout the
year at Duke as well. This offers courses in a two or three weekend
format which allows bi-vocational local pastors to participate without
taking a lot of time away from their work. Only with special
permission of the North Carolina Conference Board of Ordained Ministry
may a full time local pastor take a Weekend Course of Study course.
Read carefully the following guidelines for special circumstances
related to these
courses:
In case of emergency or unusual circumstances, with the approval of
the North Carolina Conference Board of Ordained Ministry through the
registrar, courses may be also taken through a correspondence
curriculum provided by the General Board of Higher Education and
Ministry. A maximum of four courses only may be taken by
correspondence or Internet. Applications for correspondence courses
may be obtained from the General Board of Higher Education and
Ministry (www.gbhem.org). Course fee does not include the cost of
textbooks.
A candidate who has attended an accredited theological seminary may
request that work
completed in the school of theology be evaluated by the General Board
of Higher Education
and Ministry for transfer to the Course of Study.
The request for evaluation must come from the North Carolina
Conference Board of Ordained Ministry through the Office of
Ministerial Relations and an official transcript must be supplied.
No credit is recognized in the Course of Study for work completed on
the undergraduate level.
At the discretion of the General Board, clinical pastoral education
units or credit from an
Accredited graduate degree program may be applied to the Course of
Study.
It is the policy of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
to limit students to four
courses per year in the Course of Study while enrolled in the basic
five-year curriculum. The
reason for the limitation is that Course of Study students are
expected to participate in a
program of supervised ministry with a pastoral mentor who will assist
in the preparation of
assignments and the integration of what has been learned with the
practice of pastoral
ministry. In addition, licensed local pastors do not usually attend
the Course of Study the first summer they are appointed.
When attending the Course of Study, pastors should make arrangements
for their pastoral duties and preaching/worship responsibilities to be
covered by someone else during that month. All one’s time during the
School should be devoted to studies. Travel home should be for
personal and family reasons only.
Where to go and how to register:
Duke Divinity School
Duke offers full time local pastors four courses taught in four
consecutive weeks during July. The Duke Course of Study is not divided
into two week sections. On campus housing in dormitories is available
in single or double rooms. Meals are the responsibility of the
student. Campus cafeterias are available as are numerous local
restaurants. Each dormitory has facilities for storage and cooking of
food. Off- campus housing is available through campus housing.
Apartments are available for one person or families.
Registration forms are obtained from the Seminary. Complete the form,
obtain the signature of your district superintendent, make a copy for
your file, and send with the registration fee to the Office of
Ministerial Relations for the Registrar’s signature. The Office of
Ministerial Relations will send the form to the seminary.
The address for Duke is:
Course of Study School
312 Blackwell Street, Suite #101
Durham, NC 27701
919-613-5323
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.divinity.duke.edu/learningforlife/programs/cos
For information about other Course of Study Schools, contact the
Office of Ministerial Relations.
Weekend Course or Study for Part-time Local Pastors
Duke Divinity School also offers week-end course of study classes for
part time local pastors (not available to full-time local pastors).
One course is offered per period. The Period consists of three
consecutive weekends during each of the following months:
*
September
*
November
*
January
*
March.
Classes are taught on Fridays, from approximately 7-10:00 p.m. and
Saturdays, from 8-12:00 noon. Hotel accommodations are arranged by the
school and included with tuition in the Conference scholarship.
Tuition for the weekend Course of Study is paid by the student, in
addition to lodging, meals, books, materials and travel. Currently,
the North Carolina Conference offers a scholarship of $250.00 per
course or $1000.00 for all four courses per year on the weekend model.
Registration forms are obtained from the Divinity School. Complete the
form, obtain the signature of your district superintendent, make a
copy for your file, and send with the registration fee to the Office
of Ministerial Relations for the Conference Registrar’s signature (not
to be confused with your district registrar). Tim Russell serves as
the Conference Registrar. The Office of Ministerial Relations will
send the form to the school.
The address for Duke is:
Course of Study School
Duke Divinity School
312 Blackwell Street, Suite #101
Durham, NC 27701
919-613-5323
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.divinity.duke.edu/learningforlife/programs/cos
Hispanic Licensing and Course of Study Schools
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry sponsors at least
three Hispanic Course of Study Schools. One Hispanic Licensing School
is held in the Nashville area. The Course of Study schools are held at
Perkins Course of Study School in Dallas, TX, the North Central
Jurisdictional Course of Study School at Garrett-Evangelical in
Evanston, Illinois, and the Course of Study School at Claremont in
California. Students interested in taking the Course of Study in the
Spanish language may apply to the director of the Course of Study
school at any of these schools. The General Board of Higher Education
and Ministry underwrites both the tuition and the transportation costs
of students attending these schools. For more information, contact the
Office of Ministerial Relations. If you have other specific language
needs, contact the Office of Ministerial Relations for assistance and
options.
9.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (see 2008 Book of Discipline, ¶321, 322)
Associate members of an annual conference are in the itinerant
ministry and are available on a continuing basis for appointment by
the bishop. They shall be granted the same security of appointment as
probationary members and members in full connection.
Requirements for election as Associate Members:
1.
Annual renewal of license for pastoral ministry with service as a
full time local pastor for at least four years.
2.
Reached the age of 40.
3.
Completed the five year Course of Study (with no more than one
year by correspondence or online/distance learning courses).
4.
Completed a minimum of sixty semester hours toward the Bachelor of
Arts or equivalent degree in an accredited college or university.
5.
Declared their willingness to accept continuing full-time
appointment.
6.
Been recommended by the district committee on ordained ministry.
7.
Completed the application process, been examined, interviewed, and
recommended by the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.
Rights of Associate Members:
1.
Vote in the annual conference on all matters except constitutional
amendments, election of delegates to the general and
jurisdictional or central conference, and all matters of
ordination, character, and conference relations of clergy.
2.
Serve on any board, commission, or committee of the annual
conference. They shall not be eligible for election as delegates
to the general or jurisdictional or central conferences.
3.
Shall be subject to the provisions governing sabbatical leave,
leave of absence, location, retirement, minimum salary, and
pension.
Associate members may be received as provisional members in the annual
conference upon completing all the requirements in ¶324.6 and
receiving a three-fourths majority vote of the clergy members of the
annual conference in full connection, present and voting.
9.
LOCAL PASTORS PREPARING FOR PROVISIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND ELDER’S
ORDERS (see 2008 Book of Discipline, ¶324.6, 335)
Local pastors may fulfill the requirements for provisional membership
and commissioning when they have:
*
Reached forty years of age;
*
Completed the five-year Course of Study for ordained ministry, of
which no more than four courses may be taken by correspondence or
Internet;
*
Completed a bachelor’s degree from a college or university
recognized by the University Senate. Exceptions to the
undergraduate degree requirements may be made in consultation with
the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in some
instances, for missional purposes, for persons who have a minimum
of sixty semester hours of Bachelor of Arts credit (see ¶324.3 for
details);
*
Completed an Advanced Course of Study consisting of thirty-two
semester hours of graduate theological study or its equivalent as
determined by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry,
including a minimum of twenty-four semester hours of the basic
graduate theological studies of the Christian faith including the
areas of: Old Testament, New Testament, theology, church history,
evangelism, mission of the church in the world, worship/liturgy,
and at least two semester or three quarter hours in each of the
areas of United Methodist doctrine, polity, preaching and history.
Four to six semester hours of credit may be earned each summer in
the Advanced Course of Study (see below). Credit may also be
obtained through courses at an approved seminary.
*
Once commissioned a provisional member, all requirements for full
membership and ordination as an elder must be met, including
serving a minimum of two years as a provisional member. See ¶¶333
& 335, 2008 Discipline and North Carolina Conference policies.
Advanced Course of Study
The purpose of the Advanced Course of Study for Ordained Ministry is
to provide a
curriculum which will enable a local pastor to meet the educational
requirements for
provisional membership.
*
The Courses chosen will not duplicate those included in the basic
five-year curriculum.
*
Four to six semester hours of credit may be earned each summer in
the Advanced Course of Study.
*
Advanced Course of Study students may enroll in the Master of
Divinity curriculum courses.
*
Each student shall have courses approved and recorded by the
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, working through
the Office of Ministerial Relations.
*
Graduate studies not taken in a theological school, which parallel
courses offered for advanced studies, may be approved by the
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry to a maximum of
nine semester hours. Such studies must have been taken within the
last 10 years.
*
One basic unit of Clinical Pastoral Education may be recognized as
the equivalent of six semester hours in the Advanced Course of
Study.
*
Important to note: North Carolina Conference students must meet
the educational requirements set by the Board of Ordained Ministry
for provisional membership. These are identical to the “basic
graduate theological studies” in the Discipline with the addition
of a course in preaching.
Advanced Course of Study Courses are offered during the summer
sessions with the regular Course of Study Schools. See Section 10.
Course of Study Schools above for registration, information.
Scholarships for the Advanced Course of Study are available as a
“Service Loan” from Ministerial Education Funds of the Board of
Ordained Ministry. A Service Loan application form can be downloaded
from the www.nccumc.org web site under Ministerial Relations.

13. FELLOWSHIP OF LOCAL PASTORS AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS (¶323, 2008
Discipline)
The 2008 Discipline says that each annual conference may organize a
Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members. All licensed local
pastors and associate members may be members of and participate in the
fellowship. The fellowship will provide mutual support for its members
for the sake of the life and mission of the church. The Discipline
outlines the functions of the fellowship to include providing for
regular gathers of local pastors and associate members, encouraging
local pastors to continue study beyond the Course of Study, developing
a bond of unity and common commitment among the members, and enabling
the creation of relationships that allow mutual support and trust.
The Board of Ordained Ministry provides financial support for the
fellowship.
14. LICENSED LOCAL PASTORS AND THE WALK TO EMMAUS effective 04/25/2008
With respect to local pastors serving as Weekend Spiritual Directors:
United Methodist Licensed Local Pastors; or, their equivalent in other
churches or denominations, who are current in their Course of Study or
seminary;
or, who have completed their Course of Study Program or seminary, are
serving a
local church under the appointment of the Bishop, or other supervisory
body or
person, and who are not ordained. These persons need to secure written
authorization from the Bishop, District Superintendant, or supervisory
body to
consecrate the elements of Holy Communion in Emmaus or Chrysalis
settings.
This letter of authorization must be on file with the local Community
Spiritual
Director, and the Emmaus/Chrysalis International Office prior to
serving as the
WSD. This letter must be renewed annually (or for each walk, journey
or flight if
the authorization is event specific).
ASD REQUIREMENTS
To serve as Assistant Spiritual Director, the person must meet all the
qualifications of the community and be
*
Licensed for Pastoral Ministry, including Full and Part-Time local
Pastors, Student Local Pastors, Commissioned Probationary Elders
and Deacons, and Associate Members, who are under appointment or
subject to appointment, and who are current in their Basic Course
of Study or approved ATS seminary (or the equivalent in another
church/denomination).
For any clergyperson seeking to serve in any other form of Emmaus that
is not a part of the National Upper Room Emmaus/Chrysalis
International Office, the ordination and licensing orders of our
Discipline in regards to the sacraments stand as written.
15. WHO’S WHO
District Superintendent: Your primary relationship is with your
District Superintendent. The District Superintendent is your
supervisor.
District Committee on Ordained Ministry: Your primary relationship
related to your credentials for ministry. All files on Local Pastors
are kept by the dCOM and Office of Ministerial Relations.
Clergy Mentor: A person assigned by the district Committee on Ordained
Ministry in cooperation with the District Superintendent. Clergy
mentors may be full time local pastors who have completed the five
year Course of Study or Master of Divinity, associate members, or
elders in full connection.
Registrar for the Board of Ordained Ministry: The Reverend Tim
Russell, Director of Ministerial Relations, P.O. Box 1970, Garner, NC
27529, 800-849-4433 or 919-779-6115, extension 246, email:
[email protected] : assists District Committees and District
Superintendents in working with Local Pastors, coordinates
registrations for the Course of Study, Licensing School, and works
with Local Pastors who are seeking ordination.
Chair, Board of Ordained Ministry: The Reverend Ned Hill is the person
to contact if you have questions or requests of the Conference Board
of Ordained Ministry. Contact him at Edenton Street United Methodist
Church, 228 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, 919-832-7535 or
[email protected].
Pensions and Health Insurance: Contact the Treasurer’s Office at the
Methodist Building, P.O. Box 1970, Garner, NC 27529, 800-849-4433 or
919-779-6115
For Pensions, contact: Joanna Cafferty, extension 225,
[email protected]
For Insurance, contact: Caroline Thornton, extension 228,
[email protected]
Office of Ministerial Relations: Linda Bourey serves as the Executive
Assistant and Tim Russell as the Director for this office. Contact Tim
at 1-800-849-4433 or 919-779-6115, extension 246 or Linda at
1-800-849-4433 or 919-779-6115, extension 244. E-mail addresses are
[email protected] and [email protected].
Updated July 2010
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