29 Oct Revised Pastoral Ministry Handbook
The revised Pastoral Ministry Handbook (revised in early October by the Pastoral Ministry Leadership Team) is now available. You can view it online or download as a PDF file.
The nature of the local church license was changed:
- Before: It was the first of three steps toward ordination, which was the expected goal.
- Now: It’s still the first step in our licensing process, but there are two tracks: one leading toward ordination, one leading to a Specialized Ministry license.
The Pastoral Ministry Handbook explains our ministerial categories and requirements. It was part of the Discipline until 2005. Then it was removed and placed under the PMLT, which can revise it whenever they wish.