Candidacy Information

Information, instructions and forms for candidates, District Candidacy Coordinators, and Relational Mentors. 

For assistance contact:

Laura Belding,  Support Staff & Administration for Ordained Ministry
205-226-7970 or 800-239-7950


Legal Credit Background Release Form and Instructions

Legal/Credit Background Release Form


Info for Candidates, Relational Mentors and DCCs

2012 Book of Discipline, Paragraphs 310 - 313 on Candidacy

Who to Call in Nashville about candidacy questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Ministry of Licensed Local Pastor

Ministry of an Elder

Ministry of a Deacon

Ministry of Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors


Info for Relational Mentors and DCCs

Information from Dr. Barnhart about Psychological Report


Info for Relational Mentor

Job Description of a Relational Mentor

Instructions for writing Candidacy Mentor Report


Additional material to be covered with candidate that is not included in the Candidacy Guidebook

The Way of Salvation from the Ministry Inquiry Book

Baptism and the Lord's Supper




Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.