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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. 

 

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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.

Forms & Documents

Parable Assessment Tool

Aspirant Personal Information (Fillable Word Document)

Release of Information (Appendix A)

Theological Statement (Appendix B)

Rector Involvement Guidelines & Report of Careful Inquiry

Parish Discernment Team Guidelines and Report Form

Vestry Recommendation of the Aspirant

Mentored Ministry Documents

Learning Covenant

Ministry Skills Checklist, Deacon

Ministry Skills Checklist, Priest

Sample Learning Agreement

Supervisor Report Form

Student Semester Report Form

Ordination Process Flow and Checklist

Ordination Process 1-Page Flow Chart

Ordination Process Checklist

Questions and Information

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact the Canon for Leadership, Archdeacon Jessica Jones.