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Phase IIa: Candidacy Renewal and Charge Conference for Certified Candidates

Congratulations on completing another year of being a Certified Candidate in the United Methodist church in Virginia! We are grateful for God’s call upon your life and want to see your ministry continue to flourish.

According to Board of Ordained Ministry Library of the United Methodist Church….Certified Candidates may continue in this status under the supervision of the dCOM for one to 12 years before becoming a provisional member of the Annual Conference, receiving an appointment as a local pastor, withdrawing or being discontinued from candidacy for licensed or ordained ministry. (¶314, ¶324.1)

You will need three documents to complete this step of the Candidacy Renewal Process.
• If you are enrolled, a transcript from your school, college, or seminary showing progress in education from the past 12 months.
• A written report from the candidate on service and leadership in the church with reference to 310.2a (ie. growth in these areas since certification)
• Annual recommendation of renewal by your home church charge conference or equivalent body as determined by the District Committee on Ordained Ministry. The link to this form can be found here

Jotform does have the ability to save but in order to diminish the possibility of error, you are encouraged to obtain your transcripts, write your report, and obtain the recommendation from your charge conference FIRST before you begin to fill out this form.

After the form has been submitted it will automatically be submitted to your dCOM chair. They will contact you for a renewal interview shortly thereafter.

Please click the corresponding link for your district to fill out the renewal application.

Coastal Virginia
Living Waters
Mission Rivers
Mountain View
Northern Virginia
Shenandoah River
Three Notch’d Valley Ridge

Charge Conference Paperwork for Certified Candidates

Each year Certified Candidates must declare their continued candidacy in the United Methodist Church at Charge Conference. Please use the denomination’s official form from the Board of Ordained Ministry Library for this process, found here. Candidates may note that a copy of this form is needed for their application in renewing their candidacy with the District Committee On Ordained Ministry, as mentioned above.

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