The Ordination Journey
The Oregon Free Methodist Church (FMC) Ministerial Education & Guidance (MEG) Board is committed to assisting individuals in discovering, developing and living out God’s call on their lives. This commitment is an ongoing process and one that is honed for greater clarity and effectiveness each year.
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The Ministerial Development & Credentialing Process
Please NOTE: Green title links + images below will open digital documents.
Some are for reference and others require completion by the candidate or his/her mentor. Forms are fill-able. Download to complete each on your device then submit as instructed.
MEG Board Chair, Kelly Cohoe,
walks you through the process here.
This document outlines 15 attributes that align with healthy, effective, long-term ministry in the FMC. (Developed by FMC-USA Ministerial Development & Credentialing .)
This guide walks a candidate through the 3 stages of requirements and expectations within the ministerial development process.
During this process, the Oregon MEG Admin provides support to ensure that a candidate's completed items are correctly archived for denominational recognition.
**Double-click the image below for the stage you wish to access.
This form is required in Stage 1 above and is the online application/registration required by the Oregon MEG Board and denomination. Its function is to:
1) Initiate communication with the Oregon MEG Board.
2) Establish a candidate’s personal portfolio.
Personal (Yearly) Formation Plan
Example: Used by the LMC as a guide to create a personal formation plan.
Fillable Form: Used in an expanded format for the yearly progress and care of both CMCs & Elders. (Download first, to complete and submit.)
Ministerial Process Overview ('Subway Map')This at-a-glance reference sketches the general process used for a candidate’s development and potential ordination in the Free Methodist Church.
(Click underlined links for more details!)
In the Oregon FMC:
The Oregon Conference offers online, hybrid and cohort classes beginning each fall. Current options are below. Please contact the MEG Admin (email@example.com) for information regarding registration, course dates and locations. These dates will be confirmed early in August with candidates, mentors & lead pastors.
Free Methodist Experience (FMX): A 2-credit course equivalent offered each fall. (Sept. - Dec.)
Course Registration Form 2020
Wesleyan Theo-Praxis: A 3-credit, two-part course offered each fall. (Sept. - April)
Course Registration Form 2020
Online & Distance Learning:
FMC-USA Courses: 7-week Online Intensives, 8-month Correspondence Courses and more. (Click HERE for enrollment form.)
Other FM Institutions:
Free Methodist Educational Institutions - Click for a full list from FMC-USA
Light & Life Higher Education Guide (2019) - (Printable format)
Pacific NW Affiliated Institutions:
Portland Seminary (Previously George Fox Evangelical Seminary):