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! All documents are in an interactive response format. 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 (or take a snapshot of) the completed form and email it to or mail via USPS.

All communication should be sent to Rev. Sarai Case, DSC BOM Registrar.
20164 S. Sossaman Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
*Electronic communication to is always preferable to snail mail.

Due on November 1, 2017

Application for Clergy Relationship to the Annual Conference

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

Due on January 8, 2018

  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 Form
  3. Medical Report Form (BOM will pay a maximum of $50 for medical fees to acquire this) 
  4. Background Check
  5. List of References Form
  6. Part 1 – Full Member Doctrinal Exam
  7. Part 2 – Full Member Doctrinal Exam

After your COMPLETE packet of work has been received, you will be contacted by the Registrar by January 18th, accepting your paperwork and giving you further instructions.

Full Member Interviews with the Board of Ordained Ministry are held March 6-8, 2018 at a location to be determined.

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