2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 2339

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2339. Purpose. It is the division’s purpose to pursue this vision through serving the Church by coordinating the implementation of The Wesleyan Church’s objectives for Christian education as they relate to the training of Christian ministers, missionaries, and educators on the study course, college and seminary levels, the development of youth in higher education for various fields of service, and continuing education and career development for the ministers of The Wesleyan Church; by assisting in identifying and clarifying God’s call to ministry; by providing the programs and resources for the training, credentialing, and continuing development of ministers; and by establishing the standards for credentialed ministry and tracking progress made toward meeting certification.