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Commission On Ministerial Leadership
Downloadable Information


Downloadable Power Point and Notes for COML Rollout
 COML Power Point Presentation
COML Power Point Script
Policies and Procedures
 Overview of Policies and Procedures for Licensing, Ordination and Certification
COML Ministry Recognition Brochure 2018
Letter to Ordination Candidates 2018
 COM-1 Information on Recognition of Licensure and Ordination 
Recognition Documents
 COM-1 Information on Recognition of Licensure and Ordination
 COM-A1 Application Form - Recognition of Licensure
 COM-A2 Application Form - Recognition of Ordination
Pre-Ordination License to Preach Candidate
 COM-CL1 Checklist Licensure Candidate
  COM-CL2 Checklist Licensure Church
 COM-CL3 Checklist Licensure Association
Ordination Candidate
 Ordination Paper Topics
 COM-CL4 Checklist Ordination Candidate
 COM-CL5 Checklist Ordination Church
 COM-CL6 Checklist Ordination Association
Non-Standard Ordination
COML Assessing Areas of Competency and Ministry Plan 
Previous Ordination 
 COM-CL7 Checklist Previous Ordination Candidate
Personal Reference Form 
 COM-PR Personal Reference Form
Ordination Reports
 COM-R1 Licensing Church Report
 COM-R2 Examining Association Report
 COM-R3 Ordaining Church Report
Certified Lay Ministry
 COM-CL8 Steps to become a Certified Lay Minister in ABCOPAD
 Certification Paper Topics
 COM-CL9 Checklist CLM Candidate
 COM-CL10 Checklist CLM Church
 COM-CL11 Checklist CLM Association
 Mentor Standards & Responsibilities
COM-M1 Mentor Standards 
COM-M2 Mentor Responsibilities 
 Certification Reports
COM-R4 Certifying Church Report (Provisional Certification) 
COM-R5 Certifying Church Report (Permanent Certification) 
 What Can A Certified Lay Minister Do?

Sample Documents
 COM-S1 Sample Call for Ordination Examining Council
 COM-S2 Sample Call for a Certification Examining Council
 COM-S3 Sample Examining Council Order of Business
 COM-S4 Sample Service of Licensure or Ordination
 COM-S5 Sample Licensure or Ordination Vows

Additional Forms and Documents
 CODE OF ETHICS - Ministers Council ABCUSA
 ABCOPAD Clergy Misconduct Review Process
 Association Credentials Committee
 Association Credentials Council

COML Basic Information and Relationships
 COML Composition and Responsibilities
 Biblical Practical Considerations
 Academy of Christian Training and Service (ACTS)

Dr. Stephen Ott

Former Executive Director of The Boston Center For Career Development and Ministry

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