The Board of Ordained Ministry (BOM) is responsible for supporting persons who respond to God's call to professional ministry as an elder, deacon, licensed local pastor, or other ministry options.
Together with the appropriate District Committee on Ordained Ministry (dCOM), the Board reviews the educational and personal qualifications of candidates, including personal interviews, through each step of the candidacy process, from certified candidacy to ordination or licensing. The Board then makes a recommendation to the Clergy Session at Annual Conference. It also reviews and recommends changes in Conference Relationship, voluntary or involuntary.
Please notice the menu at the bottom of each page.
These Board of Ordained Ministry website pages are designed to provide candidates and those
exploring ministry options information and resources.
If you need help finding information, contact the
BOM Registrar (email@example.com).
includes information/links for:
Conference Relations (including deadlines for requesting retirement, leaves, etc.)
Local Pastors (Course of Study, Licensing School, New Pastor Orientation)
Deacons/Diaconal Ministry/Specialized Ministries
Continuing Formation and Spiritual Growth (scholarships, MEF grants and continuing education)
Pastoral Nurture (maternity/paternity leave, release time)
The Candidacy Process
Guidelines, Checklists, Applications & Forms for: