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dCOM Handbook

Last Updated August 10, 2021

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SECTION A Introduction 05
  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 13
  Map to Credentialing or Ordination 14
  dCOM and BOM Annual Calendar 16
  Quick Start Guide for Interviews 17
  dCOM Interview Guidelines 18
  Recommendation for Certified Lay Speaker Interview 21
  Recommendation for Certified Lay Minister Interview 23
  Recommendation for Recertified Lay Minister Interview 25
  Exploring Candidate Introductory Interview with DS 27
  PPRC Interview with Declared Candidate 30
  Certification Interview by dCOM 33
  Continuance of Certified Candidacy Interview 36
  Recommendation for Continuance of Local Pastor License Interview 38
  Recommendation for Associate Membership Interview 41
  Recommendation for Provisional Membership Interview 44
SECTION C Mentoring 47
  Candidacy, Continued, Local Pastor and Residency Mentors 48
  Mentor Standards 49
  Mentor Confidentiality 50
SECTION D Resources 51
  Certified Lay Speaker Track Flow Chart 52
  Certified Lay Minister Track Guide 53
  Certified Lay Minister Complete File Checklist 54
  Certified Lay Speaker Interview Action Report 55
  Certified Lay Minister Interview Action Report 56
  Certified Lay Minister Renewal Interview Action Report 57
  Exploring Candidate Introductory Interview with DS Action Report 58
  Letter to PPRC from dCOM Chair and DS 59
  PPR Letter of Invitation for Interview to the Candidate 60
  PPRC Interview Guide and Action Report 61
  Certification Interview with dCOM 62
  Certified Candidate Continuation Interview by dCOM 63
  Continuance of Local Pastor License Interview 64
  Recommendation for Associate Membership Interview 65
  Recommendation for Provisional Membership Interview 66
  Supplemental Interview Questions by Stage 67
  A United Methodist Glossary of Terms 69
  Candidacy Guide Checklist 77
  Form 102: Biographical Form 83
  Form 103: Medical Form 84
  Form 114: Notarized Statement 85
  BOM Background Questionnaire 86
  dCOM Member Covenant 91
  PML Information 92