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Exploring Ministry Events
Calling 21 Intern Program
United Methodist Glossary of Terms (pdf)
Becoming a Certified Candidate
Candidate Information & Forms
Seminary Student Information
Contact the Rev. Lindsey Baynham, Director of the Center for Clergy Excellence, ClergyExcellence@vaumc.org or (804) 521-1126 if you have questions or are interested in more resources.
Seeking Provisional Membership
Certified Candidates and Local Pastors Seeking Provisional Membership
Informal Advisory Volunteers (Word)
Educational Requirements for Provisional Membership (Word)
A number of applicants in the past have asked about informal advisors who would be willing to be contacted about reading papers, participating in mock interviews and generally being helpful about sharing their experiences in applying for Provisional Membership. This list of ordained clergy have volunteered to serve in this capacity and would be glad to be contacted for informal advice. Please address specific questions about your application to the Rev. Lindsey Baynham, the Director of the Center for Clergy Excellence, who serves as the BOM Registrar at LindseyBaynhan@vaumc.org.