Committee on Preparation for Ministry
Moderator: The Rev. Francie Fischer
Identifying and actively seeking out persons in the Presbytery who would be prime candidates for Teaching Elders, Missionaries and Church Educators, and Commissioned Ruling Elders, and encouraging them to consider a church vocation. Planning and conducting annual consultations for inquirers and candidates in a retreat setting.
Nurturing candidates during their preparation, including appointing one or more teaching elders or ruling elders living within a reasonable distance from a prospective candidate to be the liaison(s) between the candidate and the CPM.
Providing a final review of a candidate's preparation and work prior to ordination.
Insuring that all official forms, documentation and paperwork shall be maintained by the Moderator of the Committee in a secure location in the Presbytery Office.
Keeping an up-to-date Overview as an appendix to this Manual. In addition, the CPM will be a separate Appendix to the Manual of Operations.
Documents: CPM Manual of Operations, Elder Preaching Institute Registration