God has brought you this far, and God will continue with you on this last big step before ordination. Know that the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Desert Southwest Conference is excited to support you in pursuing this final stage.

The second verse is not the same as the first.

This second set of papers that is required by the Board of Ordained Ministry might feel a bit like the first. But it is not. It is an opportunity for both you and the Board of Ordained Ministry to see how far you have come on your journey, not just theologically but hollistically.  We have seen God’s gifts and graces moving through you for some time now. These final set of papers will profess your theology, your theological rocks and the passion that drives your ministry as it has been shaped by scripture, reason, tradition and experience. These papers 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 & submission process for 2018!  Almost all documents will be submitted through the Google platform.  Once you have applied for your relationship to the conference, you will be given a Google folder to submit the remaining documents. There is only one exception to this: the 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 and access to your shared Google folder to submit the remaining paperwork that is due January 1.

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. Do not submit this form via Google Docs. See above instructions.)
  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. 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.It is strongly recommended that you prepare your answers well before the deadline, and even have a mentor preview them for feedback. 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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