2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 3070:1–3
From Wesleyan Discipline
- (1) Membership with the leadership qualifications (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:260–268; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:558) in a local Wesleyan church within the district granting ordination.
- (2) Satisfactory service for two years subsequent to completion of the pre-ordination study course, except for those who have been under appointment and supervision during the years spent completing said course of study. This service must be full-time (as determined by the district board of ministerial development) in one of the categories of service listed in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3250-3335. At least one year must have been in The Wesleyan Church within the district in which ordination is to take place except as hereinafter provided. In case of a ministerial student graduating from a three-year divinity course at an approved seminary, the service requirement is for one year. If ordination is to be in a district other than the one in which the service requirement was met, the district board of ministerial development of the appointing district must recommend the student to the ordaining district.
- (3) Certificate from the Ministerial Study Course Agency showing completion of the pre-ordination course of study or of its equivalent (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:6410; cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3170:4; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3210:1).