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Mandatory Forms Required

 

This page provides you all the forms you need to submit to us.

 


First Year Forms

 

1. The following 3 forms will have to be completed by your references and mailed to the district office. 

 

  • Local_Pastor_LBA_Initial_Recommendation_Form - This form should be completed by your local pastor. It states that your local church recommends you as a ministerial student. Note: This form should be submitted at the beginning of the process. If you have not submitted this, please do so along with your first-year forms before attending your first DBMD interview.

 

  • DBMD #2 Initial Reference - You MUST have at least 3 of these forms filled by different references. Note: To streamline the process you can distribute the forms to your references, along with a stamped envelope addressed to the district office. Forms can also be e-mailed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to 770-922-9331. Please follow up to ensure we receive the forms in a timely manner.


2.  Please submit your picture with your first-year forms.

 

3.  Please provide a copy of your "Ministerial Preparation Online Enrollment" form that you will receive when you register as a ministerial student at the Department of Education and the Ministry of Wesleyan World Headquarters.

 


Forms to be completed every subsequent year
 
1. DBMD #3 - This form is required to be completed every subsequent Year.

 

2. Local Pastor Annual Recommendation Form - Complete this form if you are serving in a local church as a staff pastor or lay person.

    OR

3. Annual Recommendation Form from Vice Chairman or LBA Secretary - Complete this form if you are serving as a Senior Pastor, Solo Pastor or Supply Pastor.

 

Ordination forms to be completed after fulfilling all ordination requirements 

 

1. Super 7: Supervised Ministry - South Coastal District - Please download the Super 7 file and contact your DBMD Director for further instructions.

Note: If you have not received credit on your transcripts for Supervised Ministry, you will need to fulfill that on the district level.


2. DBMD #4 Reference for Ordination - You MUST have at least 3 of these forms filled by different references. In addition, the District Superintendent will also need to fill out one of these forms.

Note: To streamline the process you can distribute the forms to your references, along with a stamped envelope addressed to the district office. Forms can also be e-mailed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to 770-922-9331. Please follow up to ensure we receive the forms in a timely manner. 
   

3. DBMD #5 Ordination Application - Please submit this form along with the other ordination forms.



4. There is also a counseling requirement that must be fulfilled. 

You are required to meet with a Christian counselor and be assessed for emotional and psychological stability.  The counselor must then submit a letter to the DBMD stating that you are emotionally balanced, and there are no mental health issues hindering you from proceeding into full-time Christian ministry.  The district will pay for this appointment.

If you have questions regarding this requirement, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly.