2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 3015:1

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(1) Ministerial Student. A member who meets the leadership qualifications (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:260–268; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:558) of The Wesleyan Church who confesses a call to be a minister (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3000–3006) may be granted a license as a ministerial student by meeting the following requirements in order:
(a) Membership in a local Wesleyan church within the district granting the license.
(b) Recommendation from the local church conference or the local board of administration (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:655:8) to the district conference for license as a ministerial student.
(c) Readiness to pursue studies with all diligence until completed, to prepare for ordination, and to give oneself wholly to the ministry in The Wesleyan Church when studies are completed.
(d) Examination by the district board of ministerial development (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1390:2) relative to qualifications for ministry (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3000–3006) including a personal religious experience, ministerial call, and evidence thereof, and its recommendation to the district conference for the granting of the license (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1390:5).
(e) Enrollment in the Ministerial Study Course Agency and in a program of ministerial education approved by the district board of ministerial development.
(f) Recommendation by the district board of administration for appointment as a ministerial student (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3350:2) and its adoption by the district conference (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1180:26c; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1233:10c; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1390:2).
(g) Issuance and signing of the license by the district superintendent and the district secretary (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:6260).