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Ministers of Other Denominations
Requirements for Recognition of Orders for Ministers of Other Denominations (MOD)
A MOD may have their orders recognized for an appointment by the Bishop within the Oregon-Idaho conference after completing the following steps:
- Submit ordination credentials to the MOD Registrar of the Board of Ordained Ministry (BOM) and the area District Superintendent (DS).
- Provide written assurance of Christian faith and experiences by providing a biographical sketch, statement of theological belief, and a history of call to pastoral ministry. All paperwork needs to be sent to the MOD Registrar on the Board of Ordained Ministry for completion of the process.
- Release psychological reports if required (to be determined by the MOD Registrar and the Board's MAS liaison). The Board of Ordained Ministry may require that a candidate submit the psychological evaluation information obtained by the original denomination’s ordination process.
- Complete the required Disclosure Form and have it notarized. Submit this form along with a resume that includes professional and personal references and education information to the BOM MOD registrar.
- Provide written evidence to show support of United Methodist doctrine, history, and polity.
- Complete the Release for Criminal Background Check form and submit it to the BOM administrative assistant.
- Interview with the Board of Ordained Ministry interview committee.
- A vote by the Clergy Session of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. Between conference sessions, the Board of Ordained Ministry may approve the MOD for appointment, pending the recognition of their orders.
- More complete information is detailed in the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline, ¶ 346.2.