1 FULL GOSPEL CHURCH OF GOD GOD MINISTRY STATUS APPLICATION FORM NAME OF APPLICANT:
2 RANKS OF MINISTRY IN THE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH OF GOD IN SOUTHERN AFRICA AND RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS The Full Gospel Church of God in Southern Africa makes provision for ministry under it's jurisdiction for both men and women in full-time and part-time service. The National Examining Board, the Regional Council s Ministerial Committee and the Local Church Council are empowered by the Executive Council to examine candidates to ascertain compliance with the minimum spiritual and academic standards of the Church for entry to the various categories of ministry. It should be noted by all applicants for the various categories of ministry status in the Church, that any examining body of the Church (from the level of the Local Church Council to that of the National Examining Board), declining to recommend the application of any applicant, will cause such application to have failed. Further, the Church is under no obligation to inform any applicant whose application may have failed as to the reasons for the failure of such application. In signing this application form, the applicant indemnifies the Church and its various examining bodies from divulging any information in regard to the acceptance or rejection of any application. It must be clearly understood by all applicants to the ministry that in terms of the Constitution of the Church, there is no obligation on the Church in respect of any required training, probation or preparation period, to accept, approve, ordain or install any person to any status whatsoever. Further, that acceptance to any status of the ministry in no way infers any financial obligation on the part of the Church. Persons in the service of the Church, whether in full-time or part-time ministry, claim to be responding to a Divine call of God on their lives and are not at any time considered to be in the employ of the Church in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. As Servants of God they are viewed as voluntary workers in the Church who will only be remunerated for their services from the tithes and donations of the members and adherents, as funds are available. No employer/employee relationship will pertain to this arrangement. Any agreement or contract entered into between any church council and their minister(s) which is in conflict with the above or any other constitutional provision of the Church, will therefore not be binding on any party involved. STATUSES:- 1. LOCAL PREACHER To qualify for this certificate, applicants must apply to their local pastor and if he/she is in agreement the application must be approved by the Local Church Council and submitted by them to the Regional Council for approval and final appointment. The applicant shall have a good working knowledge of the Scriptures and a proven ability to minister. Application must be made on the prescribed form available at the Head Offices of the Church. Appointment is for one year only, but the applicant can be re-appointed indefinitely as long as his/her local pastor endorses his/her re-application. Should the sponsoring pastor of a local preacher leave the assembly concerned, the certificate of the local preacher lapses and can only be restored if the new pastor is prepared to sponsor him/her. No special course of study is set forth for local preachers, but any Regional Council may prescribe some study requirement for an applicant if they deem it necessary. A local preacher is immediately responsible to his/her local pastor but can only serve on the Local Church Council if invited to do so by the council itself.
3 A local preacher is a bona fide voting member of the Regional Council and the General Council of the Church. A local preacher must pay his/her full tithe into his/her local church treasury. A local preacher is not a full-time minister and may be engaged in secular work. A local preacher must be a bona fide tithe paying member of the Full Gospel Church of God for at least 2 years prior to the date of application and must have received the baptism with the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues. If a local preacher transfers his membership from one assembly to another, his/her certificate immediately lapses. The Regional Council is obliged to advise the Secretary General of the appointment of any Local Preacher under their jurisdiction. The prescribed data form must be completed and forwarded to the Secretary General, on the appointment of a local preacher or when his/her personal details change. See Constitution Article CANDIDATE MINISTER, PROBATIONARY MINISTER AND ORDAINED MINISTER ON PROBATION To qualify for this certificate an applicant must, upon acceptance, first serve a probationary period set forth by the Executive Council. Applicants who do not hold current ministry credentials of a recognised Christian organisation at the time of application, must have served as a tithe paying member of a congregation of the Full Gospel Church of God for at least one year prior to the date of application, and must have been baptised with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Application must be made to the local church council, who, should they approve, send the application to the Regional Council for further examination. If the Region approves of the applicant, his/her application is sent to the Secretary General who will refer the application to the Examining Board of the Executive Council, for recommendation and possible final approval. Those who hold credentials as ordained ministers of another recognized Christian organisation may apply directly to the Regional Council, in the area where they are resident. Application must be made on the prescribed form available at Head Office. He/she must have completed the full ministerial course of the Full Gospel Church College, or any other acceptable equivalent as approved by the Examining Board, subject to a formal evaluation by the Board of Christian Education. Those applicants having only reached level two (2) which is Diploma level, may apply for status as Candidate Minister, on the understanding that they will complete the remaining level (3) of the course before being able to reach the status of Probationary Minister. Documentary evidence of other courses studied elsewhere will be considered and evaluated and the Executive Council will decide as to whether such studies were sufficient, or prescribe further study for the candidate. All such applicants with only Diploma level, will be required to complete at least 16 modules of the Full Gospel College course, plus orientation subjects. A probationary period of one to four years will be served in terms of the decision of the Executive Council and during that period the applicant shall enjoy the status of Candidate Minister, Probationary Minister or Ordained Minister on Probation.
4 When the probationary period of a Probationary Minister has been satisfactorily completed, the minister shall apply through the respective Regional Management, to the Secretary General for approval of the Executive Council for his/her ordination. Application shall be made on the prescribed form and shall be accompanied by a recommendation of his/her Regional Council. At the completion of probation a minister may apply for his/her ministry to be recognised as that of an evangelist or missionary and the Executive Council may second him/her to minister under the jurisdiction of either of those departments of the Church. A minister of the Church (pastor, evangelist, missionary) shall be a bona fide voting member of the Regional Council and the General Council of the Church. He/she shall also, in terms of the Constitution, be eligible to serve on all other committees, boards and councils of the Church. A minister of the Church will pay his/her tithes to the specific Regional Council or the Department under which he/she serves. See Constitution Article to (4)
5 THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN IN THE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH OF GOD IN SOUTHERN AFRICA 1. LOCAL PREACHER Women may apply to become local preachers under the same terms and conditions as men. See elsewhere in this document. 2. CHRISTIAN WORKER Women qualify to become Christian workers if they are the wives of ordained ministers of the Church and they apply through the local church council and Regional Council to the Executive Council on the prescribed form, obtainable at the Head Offices. No qualifications of a theological or academic nature are required as this status is reserved for the spouse of an ordained minister and who have served through a period of probation together with their husbands. In the event of an ordained minister entering into marriage after ordination, this status may be considered by the Executive Council, provided that a probationary period may be prescribed.
6 APPLICANT - DECLARATION "I... declare that I am familiar with the procedures, for the examination of candidates, applying for the ministry of the Full Gospel Church of God in Southern Africa and that I voluntarily submit to such examination."... APPLICANT WITNESS (1) WITNESS (2)... Name of Witness (1) Name of Witness (2) Signature of Parent/guardian (where applicant is a minor) Name of Parent/guardian. (where applicant is a minor)
7 APPLICATION FORM TO THE MINISTRY OF THE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH OF GOD IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. i. This form is to be completed personally by all applicants after he/she has read it through carefully. All applicants for the ministry of the Full Gospel Church in Southern Africa must complete all questions in full, failing which the application will not reach the Executive Council. ii. iii. iv. This application form must be accompanied by a recent photograph of the applicant and his/her spouse if married. All certificates, diplomas, letters, testimonials or any other documents which the applicant considers to be of value, must accompany the application form. Educational and Theological certificates must be certified and accompany the Application Form The applicant must take note that should the church council recommend the application, he/she will be advised to appear before further councils for interview and examination. v. Incorrect information, or the withholding of any relevant information, can lead to the immediate disqualification of the application, for any further consideration. vi. vii. The minimum standards which are required for the respective levels of ministry are reflected below in the appropriate paragraphs. Any council of the church involved in the application process, may decline to make a recommendation without being obliged to give any reasons for such a decision. Please print clearly. 1. PERSONAL DETAILS 1.1 Surname:... First Names (Full):... Gender:... Nationality: Permanent Residential Address : Postal Address :...Code:. 1.4 Identity Number : Age :... Date of Birth : Telephone Number : Code...H...W Cell... address:. 2 MARITAL STATUS 2.1 Are you married? (if so enclose copy of marriage certificate) 2.2 If married, do you and or husband/wife live together?
8 2.3 Full Names of husband/wife : Date of birth of husband/wife : Date of Marriage: Are you engaged to be married? Are you a widow/widower? Have you ever been divorced? Has your husband/wife ever been divorced? Do you have children? Kindly indicate number :..... Ages :... 3 HEALTH 3.1 What is the condition of your health? Do you use any medication and if so, for what condition and what period of time? 3.3 What is the condition of your husband/wife and children's health? 3.4 Are you a total abstainer from alcohol, tobacco and habit forming drugs? GENERAL BACKGROUND 4.1 Where have you resided over the past ten (10) years. 4.2 Furnish (below) the names and addresses of five (5) persons who have known you well over the past five (5) years: i.... ii.... iii
9 iv..... v Submit three (3) testimonials from persons who have known you well over the past five (5) years (preferably from persons who are members of your congregation). 5. RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND 5.1 To which church did your parents belong and in which you were brought up? 5.2 When were you born again? In what circumstances? Have you since backslidden? If so, when were you restored? Have you been baptised in water by immersion? Place...Date.../.../ By which mode, single or triple immersion? Have you received the baptism with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues according to Acts 2:4? MEMBERSHIP Give the name of the local church and regional council to which you relate and under whose jurisdiction you serve? Assembly...Region How long have you been a member of the Full Gospel Church? What was the main consideration in your joining the Full Gospel Church? Name the assemblies and the duration of your membership in each one: Assembly... from... to from...to from...to Should you have changed assemblies, what were the reasons for doing so? 3.
10 6. RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND OF YOUR SPOUSE 6.1 How long is she/he a member of the Full Gospel Church? Has she/he belonged to any other church organisation previously? If so, why did she/he terminate her/his membership? 6.3 When did she/he come to salvation? Place:... Date:.../.../ Has your wife/husband been baptised in water by immersion? Place:... Date:.../.../ By what mode, single or triple immersion? Has your wife/husband received the baptism with the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues according to Acts 2:4? What is your wife/husband's attitude regarding your application for the ministry? 7. RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND OF YOUR CHILDREN 7.1 Do your children serve the Lord? If so, in which church/assembly? If not in the Full Gospel Church, what are their reasons? 8. SECULAR QUALIFICATIONS 8.1 Give full particulars of your highest educational qualification? (Matric is a pre-requisite). 8.2 Do you have any other secular qualifications?... If so, give details:... 4.
11 8.3 What other secular courses have you completed? (Enclose copies of your certificates or diplomas.) 8.4 Have you ever held any leadership position in secular life?... If so, give details: SECULAR VOCATION 9.1 What is your present vocation?. 9.2 Should you have practiced any other vocation, give the names of the employer, the vocation and years of service in each respective vocation: Please give the names and addresses of your employers for the past three (3) years up to the present: In which category does your present (gross) monthly salary package fall? Below R5, R5 to R10, R10 to R20, Over R20, MINISTRY INFORMATION 10.1 Are you presently, or have you been, an Ordained Minister? If so, since when?... (enclose documentation) In which Church or Organisation?... (enclose documentation) 5.
12 10.2 Are you at present under discipline of any church organisation? Have you ever been placed under discipline by any church organisation? Have you ever been found guilty of any criminal or civil offence in a Court of Law?... If so give details For which status are you applying - as Candidate Minister, Probationary Minister, Ordained Minister on Probation or Ministerial Student? 10.6 When did you receive your ministry calling?..... Describe what you understand by the term "calling" and the circumstances under which you received your calling: What Theological studies have you completed? What other course/s have you completed? (Enclose copies of your certificate/s or diploma/s): Have you attended a Bible School as a full-time student? If so, which school? Are you an avid reader? Are you intending to qualify yourself through further study? Give details. 11. ORIENTATION IN RESPECT OF STRUCTURE AND DOCTRINE 11.1 Do you possess a Full Gospel Church of God Constitution? 11.2 When and where did you first acquaint yourself with the constitution? 11.3 To what extent would you say that the constitution of the Church should be enforceable? What role would you say that the constitution should play in the administration and management of the church? Do you accept church authority and discipline? Do you fully believe in the doctrines as set forth in the Constitution of the F.G.C.?... 6.
13 11.7 Are you willing to work in full co-operation with your brethren and in accordance with the Constitution of the Full Gospel Church of God in Southern Africa, as revised from time to time? Can you undertake and execute a task in co-operation with other persons? 11.9 Do you subscribe to the necessity for the operation of the Holy Spirit in your ministry? (ANSWER WITH ONE PAGE ESSAY IN THE LANGUAGE OF YOUR CHOICE.) Do you believe that the speaking in other tongues is the initial evidence of the baptism with the Holy Spirit? Do you subscribe to the principle of divine healing in your ministry as advocated in the scriptures Do you believe in the Rapture of the Church? If yes, where do you place the Rapture of the Church eschatologically? (ANSWER WITH ONE PAGE ESSAY IN THE LANGUAGE OF YOUR CHOICE.) Do you believe that you spend sufficient time in prayer? How much time do you employ, on average, in prayer per week? Do you subscribe to fasting and prayer as part of your devotion? 12. ASSEMBLY INVOLVEMENT 12.1 What experience have you had in Christian work? Give full particulars? 12.2 What success have you had in soul winning? Do you attend the following services in your local assembly? Prayer meeting.... Youth Service... Sunday morning... Sunday evening How often have you had the opportunity in the past to preach? Give details : How often per month:... and what opportunities: Have you administered the ordinance of baptism? Have you dedicated a baby? Have you conducted a funeral? Have you acted as Chairperson on a Church Council?... 7.
14 12.9 What position/s do you currently hold in the local Church (if any?) Indicate in which capacities you are actively involved in the local church: Church council/department... Evangelism... Music... Woman s Ministry Youth Ministry Sunday School... Welfare... Administration... House visitation... "Cell" groups... Prayer meetings... Bible study... Any other SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT 13.1 Indicate whether you are involved in any of the following organisations in your city/town: Welfare... Education (school)... Culture... Art... Sport... Politics... Youth leadership... Military/Reservist/Citizen Force... Nursing/Emergency services... Interdenominational organisations... Environmental protection... Any other FINANCIAL INFORMATION 14.1 What are your views concerning credit? Give the names of two firms as reference from whom you have enjoyed credit facilities: i. ii Have you been a faithful supporter in respect of your tithes and offerings? 14.4 Have you ever been declared insolvent or placed under judicial management? If so, date of rehabilitation:....../....../ Are you willing to pay a full tithe of your income to the Regional Council or Board under which you would resort, in terms of the Constitution? 14.6 Do you have any debt?
15 If so, what is the amount? Do you think that you live within your income? Are you punctual in settling your accounts and fulfilling your financial responsibilities? PERSONAL INTERESTS OR HOBBIES 15.1 Name any personal interests or hobbies which you have: GENERAL 16.1 Are you willing to support the full program of the Church as set forth in the Constitution with special reference to article 9, Section 5 of the By-Laws? 16.2 Are you willing to abide by the rules of the Provident Fund as revised from time to time? Are you willing to exercise your ministry in any place where the Church has need of your services? Are you aware of any reasons which will be a hindrance to you exercising a full time ministry? When will you be able to start in the ministry? Are you prepared to accept the responsibility of an assembly right away? What are your future expectations of your ministry in the F.G.C.? Are you prepared to attend seminars/refresher courses that are presented from time to time?
16 17. DECLARATION BY APPLICANT I the undersigned, solemnly declare that I have studied the aforegoing information and fully understand the contents thereof, and that I have answered the questions to the best of my ability and that the information furnished by myself is true and correct. That I am in full agreement with the beliefs of The Full Gospel Church of God as to the teaching of The Holy Scripture on matters of moral conduct and lifestyle. That I further undertake to notify the leadership of the church immediately if my beliefs or conduct should change, so as to offend against the beliefs of the church in the aspect of any following matters: a) Pre-marital sex b) Pornography c) Homosexual practices or lifestyle. d) Sexual misconduct e) Child abuse f) Spouse abuse g) Marriage That, should my beliefs or conduct in these matters or any of them offend against the views of the church, I shall be liable to dismissal in the absolute discretion of the church leadership, provided I have been given proper opportunity to present and explain my views in accordance with the principles of natural justice. That whatever my duties or responsibilities in the church, whether or not they involve leadership or teaching, I am at all times required to be an exemplary role model in all matters of belief and conduct, particularly (but not exclusively) in respect of the aforementioned moral matters. I HEREBY SUBMIT MYSELF WILLINGLY AND COMPLETELY TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH OF GOD IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. SIGNATURE :...(Applicant)...(Spouse as a witness) SIGNED BEFORE ME AT... ON THIS... DAY OF SIGNATURE :...(OVERSEER or LOCAL PASTOR) CAPACITY :... DATE OF PHOTOGRAPH :... DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED : 1. Copy of Marriage Certificate. 2. Copy/ies of certificates and diplomas of Secular, Theological, & Educational achievements. 3. Photo. 4. Testimonials (3). 5. Final Divorce Orders AND report from Applicant AND former spouse (where applicable). 6. Proof of rehabilitation (where applicable). 7. Copy of first page of identity document. 10.
17 CONFIDENTIAL EXAMINATION QUESTIONNAIRE (TO THE EMPLOYER OF THE APPLICANT) THE SECRETARY GENERAL THE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH OF GOD IN SOUTHERN AFRICA P O BOX 40 IRENE 0062 AT THE DISCRETION OF THE EMPLOYER THIS FORM MAY BE HANDED BACK TO THE APPLICANT, OR EITHER BE FAXED TO OR POSTED TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. NAME OF APPLICANT:... ADDRESS: REFERENT : Post or Office: Name : (Capital letters) : In what capacity and for how long have you known the applicant? 4. How would you describe her/his manners and personality? 5. Is he/she accepted in the circle where you know him/her? 6. How does he/she cope when under pressure? 7. Do you have any knowledge of civil or criminal proceedings brought against him/her by a Civil Court? If so, what was the nature and result of the charge? 8. How would you summarise her/his loyalty and reliability : 9. How would you describe her/his attitude to authority and discipline? 11.
18 10. Can he/she undertake and execute a task together with other persons? 11. In your opinion, is his/her financial position generally healthy, and do you know if he/she has ever been summonsed for debt? 12. In your opinion, does the applicant live out his/her religion? 13. How would you summarise her/his moral life? 14. What are your impressions of his/her marriage? 15. Do you know of any deviations in his/her behaviour? 16. Do you possess any further information of him/her that would be in the interest of the Church? SIGNATURE :... CAPACITY :... DATE :... (The above information will be held in the strictest confidence.) 12.
19 CONFIDENTIAL QUESTIONNAIRE TO BE DISCUSSED AND FILLED IN BY THE CHURCH COUNCIL. PLEASE NOTE: THESE FORMS SHALL NOT BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE APPLICANT AFTER COMPLETION DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE OF RESPONSES WHICH MAY BE FILLED IN ON THE FORM. NAME OF APPLICANT :... LOCAL PASTOR :... ASSEMBLY :... TELEPHONE NO :... SECRETARY :... TELEPHONE NO :... GUIDE LINES : I. The application form filled in by the applicant must be discussed point by point, in his/her presence. II. iii. iv. Any further questions that can give more information regarding the calling and ministry of the applicant, must be put to him/her. Thereafter the applicant must be excused from the meeting, and then this questionnaire must be discussed by the Church Council and completed. After the Church Council has interviewed the applicant and filled in the questionnaire, and if it is the opinion that the applicant does not qualify for the ministry, then he/she must be advised in writing by the Church Council. v. Such an application is viewed in a serious light and therefore the Church Council is requested to handle the matter with earnestness and caution. vi. Please read the information thoroughly concerning the different ministries. QUESTIONNAIRE : 1. Period of time that the applicant has been a member of the local church? 2. How influential would you say that the candidate is in the assembly? 3. Does the candidate have family in the assembly? If the answer is yes, what role do they play in the assembly and how active are they? The candidate s description of how and where he/she became aware of his/her calling. 13.
20 6. How long have you as church council been aware of a calling in the life of the candidate? On what grounds do you base your conviction of the candidate's calling? 8. What have you as church council done to develop the calling of the candidate? 9. Do you as council believe that the candidate has shown evidence of a calling? 10. Has the candidate manifested only intermittent signs of a possible calling, or have these signs been in evidence over a period of at least 12 months? 11. What councils has the candidate served on, in what capacity and for what period? 12. Does the candidate serve on the church council? If not, what are the reasons? 13. What leadership characteristics does the candidate manifest? To what degree is the candidate accepted by the assembly? Are you of the opinion that the candidate has sufficient experience of life to become the shepherd of an assembly? How would you describe the candidate's degree of maturity? Has the applicant ever been involved in an assembly crisis or controversy and how did he/she handle the situation? How does the applicant react under pressure? What degree of sensitivity does the applicant reveal in regard to the needs and feelings of others? Has the applicant ever conducted a church service? Has the applicant ever preached at a church service? What were the impressions of the content and presentation of the message?
21 23. If the applicant has not yet been given the opportunity to minister in the assembly, what are the reasons for this? Would you as church council feel at liberty to grant opportunity for the applicant to minister in a service? Should you not feel at liberty to do so, what would the reason be? 26. Would you say that the applicant is open to persuasion and change (teachable)? 27. Is the candidate capable of taking a stand in his/her convictions? 28. Would you describe the resoluteness of the candidate as stability of character or stubbornness? To what extent does the applicant subject him/herself to authority and discipline? 30. Is the applicant punctual, orderly and reliable in the execution of his/her duties? 31. Is the applicant an example to others? What degree of participation does the applicant manifest during services? Is the applicant used in the Gifts of the Spirit? Is the applicant involved in the care of souls/altar work/follow-up work or evangelism outreach? Does the applicant invite persons to the services? How many people have become members as a result of the efforts of the applicant? 37. How would you describe the applicant's knowledge of the Scriptures? Is the applicant an ardent student of the Word? If the applicant is married, how would you describe the marital relationship? 40. What role does the spouse of the applicant play in the assembly? 41. How would you see the wife of the applicant in the role of "mother in the pastorate"? 15.
22 14. What qualities does she possess which in your opinion would make her an ideal pastor s wife? In which areas do you think the applicant will require further guidance, training and development? How would you describe the human relations capabilities of the candidate? 45. Are you of the opinion that the spouse of the applicant will be supportive of the applicant in the ministry? Would you say that there are indications that the spouse also has a calling, or simply possesses qualities which would make her a good pastor s wife? 14. STATEMENT OF TITHE PAYMENTS FOR THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS MADE BY THE APPLICANT PRIOR TO THIS APPLICATION. MONTH AMOUNT MONTH AMOUNT R 7. R R 8. R R 9. R R 10. R R 11. R R 12. R DOES THIS TITHE REFLECT THE ACTUAL INCOME DISCLOSED BY THE APPLICANT? 16.
23 DECLARATION BY CHURCH COUNCIL: We as members of the church council of the...assembly declare that on the... day of we conducted an interview with the applicant... at which time the application form and questionnaire were dealt with in detail. After earnest prayer and consideration we wish to make the following recommendation: 1. We the undersigned council hereby wish to confirm that it is our conviction that the named applicant does indeed have a calling and without reservation would like to recommend him/her for consideration for acceptance into the MINISTRY ORDER of the church for Christian Service. or, 2. That after consideration of all the facts we do not see our way clear to recommend the applicant named for consideration for acceptance into the MINISTRY ORDER, but rather for admittance into the TRAINING institutions of the church for further preparation. 3. That we are not prepared to make any recommendation at this stage. (Delete sections not applicable) SIGNED:.. SIGNED:. PASTOR :... SECRETARY :... (name) (name) DATE OF CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING:.../.../
24 CONFIDENTIAL REPORT OF THE REGION (MANAGEMENT) WHICH MUST BE INCLUDED WITH THE APPLICATION, COVERING THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS / ASPECTS Name of applicant :... Local assembly :...Name of Pastor :... Name of Regional Overseer :...Name of Secretary :... Telephone No. :... Telephone No. : Comprehension of the theological and doctrinal standpoints of the Church as reflected in the Constitution. 2. Comprehension of the Administrative structures and procedures of the Church as reflected in the Constitution. 3. Understanding of the calling to pastoral or other fields of ministry. 4. A profile of the applicant in relation to his/her family and of the family of the applicant. 5. Evaluation of theological / secular qualifications where necessary (this must be done by the Board of Christian Education prior to submission of the application to the Examining Board). 6. Personal appearance. 7. Communication skills. 8. General information. SIGNATURE : REGIONAL OVERSEER :... SECRETARY :... Name of Regional Overseer:. Name of Secretary:.. DATE :... A WRITTEN REPORT COVERING THE ABOVE MENTIONED ASPECTS MUST BE ATTACHED. 18.
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