Welcome! We are excited that you are seeking to minister in the name of Jesus Christ and are considering ordained ministry in our conference.

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 Provisional Membership in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference by clicking on the links below.

New Forms! All documents are in an interactive response format. You need to fill each form in completely, then submit.
Exception: Medical Form. Please print out and take with you to your office visit. Then you may scan (or take a snapshot) and send by email or mail via USPS.

Before applying, you must be approved by your District Committee on Ordained Ministry in order to have your papers accepted. Please make sure your District Committee notifies the Registrar of their decision.

Please contact the Registrar when you have questions!
Rev. Sarai Case,  DSC BOM Registrar.
20164 S. Sossaman Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
480-641-1200

Due on November 1, 2016

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 December 1, 2016

  1. Submit official college/university and seminary transcripts to Rev. Sarai Case, Song of Life UMC, 20164 S. Sossaman Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  2. Provisional Doctrinal Examination
  3. Biographical Information Form
  4. Medical Report Form
  5. Background Check
  6. List of References: The Registrar will request and collect references from the list you provide.
  7. Field Work Evaluation

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

Provisional Member Interviews with the Board of Ordained Ministry will be held January 17-18, 2017 in the Tucson area.

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