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Leadership Development

Board of Ordained Ministry

Board of Ordained Ministry

The Board of Ordained Ministry is responsible for supporting persons who respond to God's call to professional ministry as an elder, deacon, licensed local pastor, or other certified and licensed ministry options.

Board of Ordained Ministry Information and Guidelines

Ordained Ministry-Full Membership (Deacons/Elders) and Process for Deacons or Elder Path

Before coming for provisional membership, you must complete your educational requirements within 4 months after your expected date of commissioning. For example, if you will complete your final class in September 2020, you may submit your paperwork by September 1, 2019 to be potentially commissioned at Annual Conference 2020.

Provisional Membership (Commissioning)

Associate Membership and Process for Local Licensed Pastor and Associate Member Path

Additional resources:

Making Disciples Project

Sermon Uploading Instructions

Background Check Forms

Licensing School:

The 2019 Dakotas Conference Licensing and Lay Ministry School will be June 22-28, 2019 at Lake Poinsett, SD. The dean is Rev. Val Reinhiller. 
Registration is open. To access the link as well as more detailed information, please click HERE.

Board of Ordained Ministry Leadership