Part of our responsibility as a Church body is to call people forth to work for the good of God’s people and all creation. While every person within the body of Christ is called to ministry of some kind, this manual is the guidebook for those discerning a call to the ordained ministry and those who support and direct them. It outlines the many steps, people and groups that are part of this particular discernment process that begins in a person’s local congregation.

Ordination_Manual

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1_Developing a Congregational Discernment Committee
1_Developing_a_Cong_Discernment_Committe (doc)

2_Ministry_Shadowing_Report
2_Ministry _Shadowing_Report (doc)

3a_Vestry_Endorsement_for_Postulancy_Diaconate
3a_Vestry_Endorsement_for_Postulancy_Diaconate (doc)

3b_Vestry_Endorsement_for_Postulancy_Priesthood
3b_Vestry_Endorsement_for_Postulancy_Priesthood (doc)

4_Application_for_Postulancy
4_Application_for_Postulancy (doc)

5_Social_History_Form
5_Social_History_Form (doc)

6_Behavioral_Screening_Questionnaire
6_Behavioral_Screening_Questionnaire (doc)

7_Life_History_Questionnaire
7_Life_History_Questionnaire (doc)

8 _Request_For_Oregon_Criminal_History
8 _Request_For_Oregon_Criminal_History (doc)

9_Medical_Examination
9_Medical_Examination (doc)

10_Psychiatrist_approved_information
10_Psychiatrist_approved_information  (doc)

11_Mental_Health_Evaluation
11_Mental_Health_Evaluation (doc)

12_For_Release_of_Information_to_Diocese
12_For_Release_of_Information_to_Diocese (doc)

13_Vestry_Reaffirmation_of_Endorsement_for_Candidacy
13_Vestry_Reaffirmation_of_Endorsement_for_Candidacy (doc)

14_Vestry_Endorsement_for_Ordination_to_the_Priesthood
14_Vestry_Endorsement_for_Ordination_to_the_Priesthood (doc)

15_Vestry_Endorsement_for_Ordination_to_the_Diaconate
15_Vestry_Endorsement_for_Ordination_to_the_Diaconate (doc)