Candidating for the methodist church
It is not easy tracking down Methodist ancestors—there are so many sources in a large number of repositories!The 1851 Ecclesiastical Census shows that there were over 15,000 Methodist Chapels in England, Wales and Scotland attended by Wesleyan Methodists, New Methodists, Primitive Methodists, Bible Christians, Welsh Calvinist Methodists, Protestant Methodists, etc.- Candidates accepted by Conference will attend the Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary full time for at least 3 years.- Complete no less than 2 years of Probation in circuit after Seminary before Ordination.WORD AND SACRAMENT - No candidate aged 50 or beyond in the year of acceptance will be accepted.- Conference 2015 resolved that the Non-Itinerant category of the ordained ministry be discontinued in its current form and no new candidate will be received.DEGREE - Engaging with people pastorally and ethically (7002) - Growing spiritually, thinking theologically (7003) - Interpreting Texts.
856 Registers from Methodist Chapels were surrendered and these are listed by County for England and Wales in My Ancestors were Methodists by William Leary (now out of print but possibly available through at your local reference library or through the inter-library borrowing system).Guide him/her as he/she faces further decisions and strengthen him/her when the path is long and hard. Keep us open to your guidance as we continue to offer our support and as we listen for your call in our own lives. In the Methodist Church, Candidating is the shorthand term for offering for the ordained ministry.It is the process by which you and the church test your call.