BEGINNING THE journey: ministry assessment

All local and district licensed ministers must complete the Beginning the Journey: Ministry Assessment.

If you would like to attend, please email to confirm your participation.

As you journey on the path toward ordination, we would like to invite you to attend the “Beginning the Journey: Ministry Assessment Center”, an event designed to support those called to vocational ministry.  We continue to receive great feedback on the value and importance of this event from those who are called into ministry – over 115 candidates (plus spouses) have gone through the NCO assessment!  

We are anticipating a large number of participants and are planning
three one-day events in 2022:

•              Friday, January 21 (location tbd)

•              Saturday, January 22 (location tbd)

If you would like to attend, please contact the district office to confirm your intent and send your deposit to secure your spot!

A $50 non-refundable deposit is due no later than November 15; all materials and remaining balance are due December 30 for the January event and January 15 for the February event.  

The event will run from 9:00a.m. until approximately 7:00p.m.  The format and individual approach make it necessary to limit the number of participants. This event is required prior to applying for a district license (or prior to applying for ordination for those who already have a district license.)

The total cost for the assessment is $75 per couple ($50 per single adult). 

A $50 non-refundable deposit due November 15 (mail to the below address or pay at

The remaining balance and all materials are due December 30 for January event.

The remaining balance and all materials are due January 30 for February event.

The application is extensive; please plan ahead to have it submitted on time.   

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me at the district office.   

Crystal Browning



Click here for the details and the complete application packet.

Click here for a separate file with just the pastor's recommendation.

Click here for the on-line Spiritual Gifts Analysis. (email your results.)

Click here for the on-line Personality Type Indicator.  (email your results.) 



Here are a few of the comments from those who have attended:

  • "I felt cared for and listened to"

  • "I was impressed with the support and concern that the Church has for its ministers"

  • "It gave us a plan to start working forward"

  • "It's comforting to know there are people who want to see us succeed"

  • "Everything was done with excellence and love"

  • "I was apprehensive and a little fearful to put everything about myself out there but it was very affirming"

  • "I'm excited about the new level of healing I'm about to experience"