Ministers of other Churches

The Methodist Church in Great Britain welcomes those who are ordained by and currently in good standing with other Churches to work formally on its behalf.

However, please read the following important information regarding the current year available here.

If you are interested in exploring this please read the information below, clicking on the headings to read more about each category. When you have considered all this information, should you wish to proceed, please email  ministryoffers@methodistchurch.org.uk to request an application pack.

Recognised and Regarded
For use where presbyters or deacons are seconded by their own Church to work wholly or primarily for the British Conference and (for the period of their secondment) are fully under its discipline and at its disposal.

Authorised to Serve
For use where presbyters or deacons are partially seconded by their own Church to work for the British Conference, often in local situations where there are shared governance arrangements between different Churches (denominations) for the joint oversight of mission and ministry.

Associate
For use in ecumenical situations where there are not shared governance arrangements between different Churches (denominations) for the joint oversight of mission and ministry, and where presbyters and deacons work primarily for their own Churches but the Conference affirms and owns their work in particular circumstances as if it were done on its behalf.

Ministers wishing to be received into Full Connexion
This is usually following a period of service in the Methodist Church in Britain as one of the categories above. However in certain circumstances, ministers can apply directly to be received into Full Connexion which is a permanent transfer.

Ministers in training

Processes also exist for recommended candidates, student ministers and probationers of other churches and conferences wishing to train and serve in the Methodist Church in Britain. These individuals are advised to send an email outlining their circumstances to ministryoffers@methodistchurch.org.uk with their status (ie recommended candidate/student/probationer) and the word 'transfer' in the subject heading. Please note that these processes are under review at the current time. 

Induction processes for newly arriving Ministers of Other Churches and the Circuits receiving them

A handbook for ministers and circuits receiving them is available to be downloaded here. This contains details of what a newly arriving minister might need and might expect. An induction gathering is held each year for two members of circuits. An induction year is given to the ministers , with various events through the first year, which are described in the handbook.

Material for circuits receiving a Minister of another Church or Conference in August 2020

A powerpoint presentation is available here for those circuits receiving a MOCC this year.

If you have any queries, please contact ministryoffers@methodistchurch.org.uk

 

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