Ordination Renewal Paperwork
This email contains the information that you need to complete your ordination renewal for the 2020 review cycle. The link below will take you to the paperwork that needs to be printed, completed, and mailed or scanned back to the district office. It must be returned by July 15, but please care for it as quickly as possible.
If you have not yet completed the Ethics Workshop that is required for ordination renewal, there will be an opportunity on Wednesday, July 1, prior to Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, MI. If you are taking ethics training through another denomination, please send proof of completion as soon as you have done the training. If you are requesting an exception to this requirement, please contact me soon. The Ethics Workshop is expected if you are active in the life of your congregation or the denomination.
A letter will be sent to the church holding your membership in March asking them to indicate their affirmation of your continuing ordination. You may let your leadership know that this will be coming for all ordained ministers (active, retired, not-local) with membership in your congregation.
The Ministry Commission and I look forward to receiving and reviewing your paperwork. We are holding you in our prayers as you serve Christ and the Church in retirement.
Pace e bene, Paz y bien, Peace and all good,
Russ Matteson, District Executive Minister