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2008 Ministerial Credentials Interviews

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Hello, Iowa District ministers and candidates!

Our Credentials and Studies Boards will meet on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Eastside Church of the Nazarene, 1541 E. 25th St., Des Moines, IA. Applications are due May 1.

Please request your meeting time by leaving a comment below. I will confirm your time by return email and write your name on the chart.

If you are:

  • an applicant for your first Iowa District License, please request two 20-minute white blocks, making a single 40-minute appointment.
  • an applicant for renewal of your Iowa District License, please request one 20-minute white block.
  • an applicant for ordination, please request one of the 60-minute blocks so marked.

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2

3

4

5

9:00

Board Members Convene

9:30

Ordination candidate: Jeff Jewett

10:30

Adam Jantz

Celeste Norman

Tammy Gauer

James Gauer

Dick Allen

10:50

Victoria Hagedorn

Scott Landon

Josh Vance

Ben DeLong

Zach Pogemiller

11:10

Elizabeth Messamer

Chapain B. Tosingilo

Jose Segura

Brandon Shotten

Zach Pogemiller

11:30

Paul Gabbard

Chapain B. Tosingilo

Jose Segura

Kyle Haafke

11:50

Paul Gabbard

Dan Hardcastle

Kyle Haafke

12:30

Ordination candidate: Dana Jurgens

1:30

Ordination candidate: James Leatherwood

2:30

Credentials Board meets

Please note that the 2008 info letter is also online: click here to see it. If you did not receive it, please contact me right away.

It’s an honor to serve you, and we’re looking forward to sharing in your journey.


Rev. Monte Asbury, Secretary
Iowa District Board of Ministerial Credentials
Church of the Nazarene


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Written by Monte

April 7, 2008 at 4:33 pm

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2008 Ministerial Credentials Information Letter

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Iowa Nazarene Licensed Ministers:

It’s Time to Renew Your Iowa District Minister’s License

I’m looking forward to hearing what God has shown you this year, when we get together for the Iowa District Ministerial Credentials and Studies Boards interviews on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Eastside Church of the Nazarene, 1541 E. 25th St., Des Moines, IA.

Your District Minister’s License is a one-year credential. You may apply to renew it (or apply for a first-time license), by following the following steps:

1. Get us a recommendation from your pastor and church board.

2. If you are a student, get transcripts of your work to the District Ministerial Studies Board.

3. Request an interview time on-line or by phone by May 1.

3. Complete the attached application and email it back to me by May 1.

4. Meet us in Des Moines at your interview time on May 17.

Here are the details:

1. Ask your pastor for a recommendation

If you are not currently as a senior or paid staff pastor:

a. We need the recommendation of the pastor and church board of the church where you hold membership. I’ll email forms to all Iowa pastors, but you are responsible to see that it happens. Make your request ASAP, for he/she needs time to meet with the church board.

b. Have the form mailed to me by the 1st of May.

If you are serving as a senior or paid staff pastor, the District Advisory Board will take care of this for you. You need no other recommendation.

2. Report your studies

Rev. Gary Snook, the Secretary of the District Ministerial Studies Board (which also meets on May 17th), asks me to remind you that every student who has not yet graduated from Studies needs to document completion of at least two courses via transcript to the MSB’s registrar, Glenn Kell. Do contact Gary at <snookgl@frontiernet.net> with studies-related questions.

Students who have not completed the minimum annual study requirement are obliged by our Manual to submit a written explanation. Please e-mail it to Gary by May 1, and copy me in.

3. Reserve your interview time

a. Visit the appointments page on the web (click here), and follow the instructions listed there. Call me if you have no web access.

b. Please be signed up by May 1. Naturally, the sooner you sign up, the more likely you’ll get the time you want.

c. If you are married and applying for ordination or your first license, your spouse is asked to attend with you.

4. Complete your application form

a. How to fill out the attached forms is described below.

b. Email your application back to me by May 1 (or print and mail it so I have it then.)

c. Ordination candidates: If you feel you have met the requirements in the Manual for ordination, and wish to apply, please return both the renewal application and the ordination application. Contact Garey Miller, District Superintendent, ASAP, (<iadisnaz@msn.com>) if you plan to apply for ordination.

5. Join us at Eastside on May 17th. Preparation tips:

a. While first-time applicants and ordination candidates should expect discussion to cover a wide range of issues, this year’s conversation with renewal candidates will focus on your own call from God to the ministry. Please come ready to tell us about how God called you to ministry, and how that call has matured this year.

b. Before you come, please re-read sections 400 through 438.5 (on the ministry) in the Manual.

Drop me an email if you have any questions. It is an honor to serve you!

Sincerely,

Monte Asbury, Secretary
Iowa District Board of Ministerial Credentials

Instructions from the General Secretary’s Office on the use of the application forms:

These forms are in Adobe Acrobat and Word format. You will need one of these programs. If you are going to use Adobe Acrobat Reader (which we recommend), you will need to download the latest version to fill out the forms. The Adobe Acrobat Reader and updates are free to download from www.adobe.com. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8, which is the latest release. You will be able to fill out the forms on the computer, and print them or e-mail them (you must use the “action” buttons at the top of the page to print or e-mail). You will not be able to save the files in Adobe. You will only be able to print the form. Please proof the form before you close the file. If you choose to use the Word format, you will be able to fill in, print, and save these files. But please remember to change the name of the file or you will lose the original form.

Navigation in the forms:

• Use the tab key or mouse to move from one field to another. (both)
• Please click in the Yes/No, Male/Female etc. check boxes. (both)
• Only Print or E-mail by using the “action” buttons on the top of the page (Adobe only)
• There are currently lines in case someone wishes to fill out the form by hand, once you type in the form the lines go away. (Word only)
• Remember to save your files under a different name, i.e. LowenbergSarah-minapp06. If you do not do this, your original form will now always be a copy of one particular minister’s information. (Word only)
You must sign the forms. Do not type your name on the Signature line.

Do not type your name on the Signature line. [I’ll give you hard copy to sign at your interview]


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Written by Monte

April 7, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Posted in IDMCB Archive, Nazarene

2007 Ministerial Credentials Information Letter

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Iowa Nazarene Ministers:
It’s Time to Renew Your Iowa District Minister’s License
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Written by Monte

May 2, 2007 at 10:36 pm

Posted in IDMCB Archive

Ministerial Credentials, 2007 and 2008

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Thank you, applicants and board members, for a wonderful set of interviews on May 19, 2007. Below, for the record, are those with whom we met.

Next year’s meeting is Saturday, May 17, 2008. Application forms will be due on May 1, 2008. To help you remember, it will be our custom to schedule interviews for the third Saturday in May each year, with applications due May 1. Please email me anytime you have a question or an email address change. Note that there is an email button in the border above.

The 2007 meetings included:

 

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5

9:00

Board meets–

——–

——–

——–

——–

9:30

Tammy Gauer

James Gauer

Ben Delong

Brandon Shotten

Dana Jurgens

9:50

Dick Allen

Celeste Norman

Josh Vance

Brandon Shotten

Victoria Hagedorn

10:10

Dick Allen

Dan Hardcastle

James Leatherwood

Nancy Weikal

Rick Rigney

10:30

Esther Brown

E.B.—

E.B.—

E.B.—

E.B.—

11:30

Chris Gonzalez

C.G.—

C.G.—

C.G.—

C.G.—

12:30

Virgil Peck

V.P.—

V.P.—

V.P.—

V.P.—

1:30

Warren Wilson

W.W.—

W.W.—

W.W.—

W.W.—

2:30

Jeff Jewett

Scott Landon

Paul Gabbard

Ryan Dougan

Kenny Behrens

2:50

Brent Myers

Sharon Armstrong

Paul Gabbard

Ryan Dougan

Kenny Behrens

3:10

Steve Bagby

S.B.—

S.B.—

S.B.—

S.B.—

4:10

final motions

final motions

final motions

final motions

final motion

Please note that the 2007 info letter is also still online: click here to see it.

Peace to you, and may the year ahead be rich and full of good service.


Monte Asbury, Secretary
Iowa District Board of Ministerial Credentials
Church of the Nazarene


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Written by Monte

May 2, 2007 at 10:06 pm

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Information letter for applicants

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Greetings to those applying to the Iowa District Ministerial Credentials Board!

Our May 13 annual interviews are just around the corner. Several innovations should speed you on your way. I hope you find them helpful.

  1. We meet this year by appointment. You'll not need to spend the day. See “How To …” below for information on scheduling your interview.
  2. Ministerial Studies and Ministerial Credentials Boards will both be represented on the interview sub-committees. You'll only need one meeting this year, rather than two.
  3. Application forms may be filled out electronically and emailed to me. Just today, I discovered some of our forms were out of date. If you have had a nonworking form, you'll find replacements attached to this email. Directions below.
  4. We're convening on a Saturday in hopes of reducing possible loss of income to those who hold weekday employment

Click on "read the rest of this entry" to see further details.

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Written by Monte

April 26, 2006 at 12:00 pm

Posted in IDMCB Archive