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You need JavaScript enabled to view it The Men’s (Fellowship) Ministry is a gathering of men who are dedicated to serving Christ through our words and actions. In some instances a candidate who is pursuing ordination to serve as deacon in full connection may fulfill the academic requirements through the following professional certification alternate route: a) shall have reached thirty-five years of age at the time to become a certified candidate; b) completed a bachelor’s degree, received professional certification or license in the area of ministry in which the candidate will serve, have completed a minimum of eight semester hours of graduate credit or equivalent quarter hours in the area of specialization, and have been recommended by the conference Board of Ordained Ministry; c) have completed one half of the minimum of twentyfour semester hours of the basic graduate theological studies of the Christian faith including the areas of: Old Testament; New Testament; theology; church history; mission of the church in the world; evangelism; worship/liturgy; and United Methodist doctrine, polity, and history, in a context which will provide a cohesive program and formation as a United Methodist deacon in full connection within a cohesive program developed by the seminary and approved by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, documented by a record of completion from that school. 6.

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Publisher: Revell (February 2, 2009)

ISBN: 0800744551

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