Welcome to the last big step before ordination. It’s been a great journey and your Board of Ordained Ministry and the Desert Southwest Conference is excited to support you in pursuing this final stage.

Sure, writing these papers is a requirement. It’s an assignment from your Board of Ordained Ministry.

But it’s also a gift. This may be the one and only time where your own theology can be defined completely separately from the ways in which you will use them to do your work in the future. This could become the bedrock of all that God will continue to create in your ministry. This may be the thing you reference back to, year after year.

Create your masterpiece.

You may complete the necessary paperwork to apply for Full Membership in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference by clicking on the links below.

New Forms! Your submissions will be considered complete as of the date each form is due. It is strongly recommended that you prepare your answers separately ahead of time and input them into the forms only when ready to submit.
Exception: Medical Form. Click here to download this form. Then bring the printed form with you to your physician’s office visit. Scan the completed form and email it to or mail via USPS.

All communication should be sent to
Desert Southwest Conference
c/o Rev. Dee Dee Azhikakath, DSC BOOM Registrar
1550 E Meadowbrook Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Questions may be directed to the BOOM Registrar at .

Due on November 1, 2018

Application for Clergy Relationship to the Annual Conference

After your application has been received, you will be contacted by the Registrar by November 15th giving you further instructions.

Due on January 1, 2019

  1. Submit UPDATED official college/university and seminary transcripts to the Registrar. If your transcripts have not changed since submitting them at the Provisional level, you do NOT need to resubmit.
  2. Biographical Information
  3. Medical Report Form (BOOM will pay a maximum of $50 for medical fees to acquire this)
  4. Background Investigation Consent must be mailed to BOOM at Desert Southwest Conference, 1550 E Meadowbrook Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
  5. List of References
  6. Full Member Doctrinal Exam

    This paper should be your original work. Each answer should be complete in and of itself. References to answers in other exams are not appropriate. Answers are dependent on each individual response to the question. Recognizing that some questions will require more of a response than others, most readers look for 2-3 pages per question. The Board of Ordained Ministry is expecting your best scholarly work, which includes punctuation and grammar. You will not be granted an interview if your work does not meet these standards. Please use the template located here: GoogleDrive-Full Member Doctrinal Exam Templates. Then you will upload your documents to a private BOOM Google folder. Each answer should be on its own Word document file as demonstrated by the template.

After your COMPLETE packet of work has been received, you will be contacted by the Registrar by January 15th, accepting your paperwork and giving you further instructions.

Full Member Interviews with the Board of Ordained Ministry are held March 12-14, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona.

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