COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY

Tutorial on how to use ZOOM for teleconference meetings

Rev. Malcolm McQueen, pastormalcolm7383@gmail.com

Meg McReynolds, meg.l.mcreynolds@gmail.com

 

NOTE:
BEFORE YOU BEGIN THIS PROCESS OR COMPLETE OR SUBMIT ANY FORMS, YOU MUST CONTACT THE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY, SHOWN ABOVE.

 

Purpose:

The Committee on Preparation for Ministry (CPM) is responsible for the care and supervision of candidates for Ministry of the Word per the Book of Order, and serves as an Administrative Commission of Presbytery for the purpose of: 1) transferring candidates for the ministry to other presbyteries, and 2) receiving candidates by transfer from other presbyteries for the purpose of accepting valid calls to ministry in Mission Presbytery.

Preparation for Ministry of Word and Sacrament is often an intimidating process ofr one who senses they've heard God's call to this office of the church, but aren't sure where to begin. We encourage you to meet with your home church pastor and pastors, to refer to this Advisory Handbook from the PC(USA) for understanding the process's shape and form.

http://oga.pcusa.org/section/mid-council-ministries/prep4min/advisory-handbook-preparing-ministry/

Committee on Preparation for Ministry Handbook: Manual of Operation

Committee on Preparation for Ministry Handbook: Guide to Ordination as a Ministry of Word and Sacrament through Mission Presbytery

Committee on Preparation for Ministry Handbook: Guide for Ruling Elders seeking qualification in Mission Presbytery to receive a Commission

2022 Meeting Dates:

January 28
April 8
May 20
September 16
November 4

Forms for Inquirers and Candidates

All Inquirers and Candidates need to follow the Checklist for CPM Paperwork (click here to download.docx). Use this guide to ensure documents are properly  completed and submitted as you progress through the process. NOTE: All forms and other requested information is due in the Presbytery office one month prior to the stated meeting of CPM Inquirers/Candidates arranged to attend.

 

Remember, send all forms to:

CPM@missionpby.org and statedclerk@missionpby.org

 

Stated Clerk

Mission Presbytery
7201 Broadway, Ste 303
San Antonio TX 78209

 

 

 

Application Forms:

Form 1A — Application to be Enrolled by Presbytery as an Inquirer
Form 1B — Questions for Reflection
Form 1C — Financial Planning for Theological Education
Form 1D — Session Evaluation and Recommendation
Up-to-Date Transcripts
Results of Psychological Evaluation 

 

Forms for Enrolling an Inquirer:

Form 2A — Report of Consultation Regarding Application

Form 2B — Covenant Agreement and Inquirer Release

 

Forms for Annual Consultations:

Form 3 — Pre-consultation Report on Development Areas

Form 4 — Report on Consultation 
Up-to-Date Transcripts

Evaluations from:

1) Supervisor of Supervised Practice of Ministry Placement and/or CPE supervisor, and  
2) your Self-Evaluation of these ministry experiences

Any other relevant information the CPM needs (e.g., If you've been required by us to seek counseling, an evaluation/report from that person) 

 

Forms to use with Candidates:
Forms for Advancing to Candidacy:

READ THIS FIRST, for completing Form 5A

Form 5A — Application to be Enrolled by Presbytery as a Candidate, include answers to 6 questions in "READ FIRST..."
Form 5B — Session Evaluation and Recommendation for Candidate, and
a Letter from Session that includes the rationale for endorsement. 
Form 5C — Report of the consultation to become a Candidate
Form 5D — Covenant Agreement and Candidate Release
Up-to-Date Transcripts 

 

For Annual Consultation and Final Assessment:

Form 3 - Pre-consultation on Development Areas
Up-to-Date Transcripts
Evaluations from:

1)  Supervisor of Supervised Practice/Ministry or CPE supervisor, and
2)  Your Self-Evaluation of these ministry experiences

Exegesis of Particular Biblical Text
Sermon on Above Text
Statement of Faith - One page
Personal Information Form (PIF) - Draft
Evidence of Attending Boundaries Workshop--refer to Checklist
Evidence of Attending Financial Planning Workshop--refer to Checklist

 

For Final Assessment Only:

Exegesis Paper of Particular Biblical Text
Sermon Manuscript Based on Above Text - Candidate preaches a sermon for CPM as part of Final Assessment
Statement of Faith - One page
Personal Information Form (PIF) - Draft 

 

 

Forms to use to Report Actions to Others

Form 6 - Summary Report of Final Assessment