To Identify, Train and Deploy Missional Leaders

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God has called the Gulf Atlantic Diocese to “identify, train, and deploy missional leaders” who will participate in the work of planting and strengthening churches that change the world with the transforming love of God in Christ – and God is doing just that!  

God bless you, whether you are discerning a call to ordained ministry, a clergy person assisting someone discerning a call, a member of a Parish Discernment Team, a Vestry person, or on the Diocesan Standing Committee. We want to support and assist you in this process, and hope that the process itself is formational as you follow Jesus Christ. We are committed providing an effective and efficient process: to be faithful and thorough in identifying and training leaders, as well as deploying then as quickly as possible. 





Ordination Preparation Guide

This manual will guide those aspiring to ordained ministry, and their Rectors and Parish Discernment Teams. Please read it carefully, and discuss it together. 
Below are a number of forms for the ordination process that can be downloaded directly and submitted.


Deacons and Priests 

Parable Assessment Tool

Aspirant Personal Information Fillable Word Document

Release of Information (Appendix A)

Theological Statement (Appendix B)

Rector Report of Careful Inquiry 

Parish Discernment Team Guidelines and Report Form 

Mentored Ministry Documents 

            Learning Covenant 

            Ministry Skills Checklist, Deacon

            Ministry Skills Checklist, Priest

            Sample Learning Agreement 

            Supervisor Report Form 

            Student Semester Report Form 

Checklists for each stage of Ordination Process





Questions and Information

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact the Canon for Ordination Preparation, Rev. Mark DiCristina or at (850) 450-3832.