Step 4 :: Annual Assessment Process


PARTICIPATE IN THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS :: After submitting all of your documents to the Board of Ministerial Credentials, you will need to schedule an interview with the Ministerial Studies Board and Board of Ministerial Credentials. You can contact the District Resource Center, to obtain an appointment with both boards. The scheduling of appointments will begin on January 1, 2020. Please call or email District Resource Center to set up your appointment with the Ministerial Studies Board and Credentials Boards (804.739.4884 // Please note that no appointment will be scheduled until all of the documents from your application packet are received. Please make sure your documents have been submitted and received before attempting to schedule your appointment.


When scheduling a location for your appointment, it is important to note that the "area" credentials meetings are for first time, new and renewal applications for those seeking their District License. While every minister in the assessment process is aiming for ordination, the candidates seeking to be ordained at the 2020 District Assembly must meet with the full Credential Board which will only meet at the Richmond location, March 23-25, 2020. Also, any applicant seeking a removal of barriers (such as divorce or felony) must meet with the full Credential Board as well at the Richmond location, March 23-25, 2020.


All other applicants for either a first, new or renewal of a District License are welcome to attend the area meeting most convenient to them, either in Stuarts Draft (Stuarts Draft Church, March 16, 2020), Fredericksburg (Salem Fields Community Church, March 17, 2020), or Richmond (Richmond Connecting Pointe Church, March 23-25, 2020).


For a full description of all important calendar dates necessary for acquiring your credentials, please check out the Credentials Calendar.  


* Steps 3, 4, and 5 will need to be repeated annually
for the renewal of your District License until you receive
your Ordination Credential - Step 6.