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Preparation for Ministry

Preparation for Ministry Committees/Commissions


Advisory Handbook on Preparing for Ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Provides moderators, presbytery staff, and applicants with an overview of the process and resources, its intentions and goals. The handbook is available as a free downloadable resource in different formats. 

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Forms used in the Preparation for Ministry process

Mid Council Ministries of the Office of the General Assembly provides a set of forms that may be used by presbyteries in documenting the standard preparation for ministry process.

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 Alternative Examination Process


Ministry Development Council          

Website of the Ministry Development Council

What it means to be a center accredited by The Ministry Development Council.


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  1. Within the "Advisory Handbook" (which you can download from this page) there is a section in the chapter on "Roles & Responsibilities of Participants" that deals directly with the role of the session in the preparation process.

    by Tim Cargal

    April 16, 2014


  2. Why no support for sessions in guiding a member into and through the process?

    by Joel Lee Tolbert

    April 15, 2014


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