dCOM Handbook

Last Updated September 26, 2018

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SECTION A: INTRODUCTION - Download PDF
Purpose Letter from Leadership Excellence 06
The Ministry of the dCOM 07
Responsibilities of the dCOM 07
Membership Guidelines 08
dCOM Leadership Job Descriptions 08
Confidentiality 09
UMCARES 10
The Discernment Process 10
Lay Servant, Licensed and Ordained Ministry Overviews 11
SECTION B: THE PROCESS - Download PDF
Map to Credentialing or Ordination Download PDF 14
dCOM and BOM Annual Calendar Download PDF 16
Quick Start Guide for Interviews Download PDF 17
dCOM Interview Guidelines Download PDF 18
Person Serving in Supply Status Interview Download PDF 21
Recommendation for Certified Lay Speaker Interview Download PDF 23
Recommendation for Certified Lay Minister Interview Download PDF 25
Recommendation for Recertified Lay Minister Interview Download PDF 27
Exploring Candidate Introductory Interview with DS Download PDF 29
PPRC Interview with Declared Candidate Download PDF 32
Certification Interview by dCOM Download PDF 35
Continuance of Certified Candidacy Interview Download PDF 38
Recommendation for Continuance of Local Pastor License Interview Download PDF 40
Recommendation for Associate Membership Interview Download PDF 43
Recommendation for Provisional Membership Interview Download PDF 46
SECTION C: MENTORING - Download PDF
Candidacy, Continued, Local Pastor and Residency Mentors 50
Mentor Standards 51
Mentor Confidentiality 52
SECTION D: RESOURCES - Download PDF
Certified Lay Speaker Track Flow Chart Download PDF 54
Certified Lay Minister Track Flow Chart Download PDF 55
Person Serving in Supply Status Interview Action Report Download PDF 56
Certified Lay Speaker Interview Action Report Download PDF 57
Certified Lay Minister Interview Action Report Download PDF 58
Exploring Candidate Introductory Interview with DS Action Report Download PDF 59
Letter to PPRC from dCOM Chair and DS Download PDF 60
PPR Letter of Invitation for Interview to the Candidate Download PDF 61
PPRC Interview Guide and Action Report Download PDF 62
Certification Interview with dCOM Download PDF 63
Certified Candidate Continuation Interview by dCOM Download PDF 64
Continuance of Local Pastor License Interview Download PDF 65
Recommendation for Associate Membership Interview Download PDF 66
Recommendation for Provisional Membership Interview Download PDF 67
Supplemental Interview Questions by Stage Download PDF 68
A United Methodist Glossary of Terms Download PDF 70
Candidacy Guide Checklist Download PDF 78
Form 102: Biographical Form Go to BOMLibrary.org 84
Form 103: Medical Form Go to BOMLibrary.org 85
Form 114: Notarized Statement Go to BOMLibrary.org 86
BOM Background Questionnaire and Waiver of Access Download PDF 87
dCOM Member Covenant Download PDF 92