Ministers wishing to be received into Full Connexion This is usually following a period of service in the Methodist Church in Britain as one of the categories above.
Processes also exist for recommended candidates, student ministers and probationers of other churches and conferences wishing to train and serve in the Methodist Church in Britain.
The guidance has been subject to amendments and will be uploaded as soon as ready.
Are you considering candidating for presbyteral or diaconal ministry in the Methodist Church?
- the handbook for those interested in candidating, from [email protected] For multiple copies, please order via Methodist Publishing.
My life hasn’t panned out the way that either my family or I thought it would. I always had something in the back of my mind that told me that God wanted me to serve him as a minister in his church, but as a female Catholic, this seemed impossible.
Becoming a Methodist was like finding a pair of shoes that fitted perfectly and events moved quickly after I became a member of a Methodist church in Leeds. She qualified with Distinction and began teaching at Deyes High School in Maghull.
It is the process by which you and the church test your call.
For information about the various ways in which this is possible, please download the handbook.
When you have considered all this information, should you wish to proceed, application forms can be downloaded from the following pages: Recognised and Regarded For use where presbyters or deacons are seconded by their own Church to work wholly or primarily for the British Conference and (for the period of their secondment) are fully under its discipline and at its disposal.
I was brought up in a Roman Catholic home and, from an early age, it seemed that I would grow up to be an RE teacher in a Catholic school. That was until I felt God calling me to another denomination where I could serve him in this way and so I found myself in Methodism by divine intervention.
My spirituality had been enriched by my Catholic upbringing and so I felt able, with God’s strength, to follow his footprints and to make my way into a stage of my life that was unfamiliar and challenging.