Provisional Members

Provisional Membership Handbook (pdf)

Mentor Group Report (web form)

Provisional Residency Events
Registration links and schedules will be posted below, when available
    • Provisional Residency Event; July 7-8, 2020 (Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond)   
    • Mentor-Covenant Group Retreat; August 18-19, 2020 (Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond)
    • 5 Talent Academy; TBD    
    • Provisional Residency Event, May 11-12, 2021 (Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond)
Year 2, Year 3, and Beyond Provisional Members
    • Provisional Residency Event; July 7-8, 2020 (Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond)
    • Provisional Residency Event, April 2021 (Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond)   
    • Ordinand’s Retreat, TBD at Roslyn Retreat Center

Year 2 Supervision and Preparation for Full Membership Application
The following links may be helpful as part of Year 2:
Annual S/PPRC Evaluation for Clergy and Staff, Virginia Conference (Word)
Characteristics of Effective Clergy (Word)  

Teaching Plan for 2020-2021 Application (PDF) – Provisional Members may complete their Teaching Plan the year prior to the year in which they will write all their papers and apply for Full Membership.

Informal Advisory Volunteers (Word) updated September 2016
A number of our past and present Provisional Members have asked about informal advisors who would be willing to be contacted about reading papers, participating in mock interviews and generally being helpful about sharing their experiences in applying for Full Membership and Ordination. This list of ordained clergy have volunteered to serve in this capacity.



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