2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 1390:1
From Wesleyan Discipline
- (1) To examine carefully (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1935:34) each candidate for election by the district conference to ordination or election to a commissioned minister’s status, the granting of a district ministerial license, a license as a ministerial student, a commission or license as special worker, a commission as a lay missionary, and any other commission or license as may be authorized by The Discipline. The examination shall include an interview with each candidate, making such investigation as is deemed necessary to affirm the individual’s:
- (a) Personal experience of salvation and entire sanctification;
- (b) Full commitment to the Articles of Religion, Membership Commitments, Elementary Principles, and polity of The Wesleyan Church and acceptance of its authority;
- (c) Evidence of having the qualifications for the ministry to which the candidate feels called as set forth in The Discipline. The examination shall result in recommendations to the district conference for those whom the district board of ministerial development judges to be qualified for said ministry (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1381; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1390:5).