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2019 Candidacy Summit

Location: Park Ridge: First UMC, 418 Touhy Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068

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To attend, you must register online by December 1

The Summit is a 2-day event during which candidates for licensed and ordained ministry entering candidacy receive accurate information about the entire candidacy process; begin meeting together in small groups with trained Mentors; and have an opportunity to worship, share their call stories, and take required the psychological exam, if they haven’t already done so. 

Friday, Jan. 11 @ 1 pm – 7:30 pm
Welcome, Worship, Orientation, Candidacy Process, 
Interview, Mentoring (round 1), Dinner

Saturday, Jan 12 @ 9 am- 12 noon (or until 5 pm for Psychological Exam)
Gathering, Worship, Next Steps, Mentoring (round 2), Lunch
12 noon- 5 pm Psychological Exam, leave as needed

Cost: $200 will be required from candidates prior to the summit to cover the required background check ($175) and a portion of the costs of the Summit. For those candidates who have previously completed their background check, the registration cost is reduced to $25. 

After your registration is received, you will receive a packet with complete instructions at the email address provided on your application. If you have additional questions, please contact Debbie Rogers at or (312) 334-0732.

Event Contact: Debbie Rogers (312) 334-0732

Mail registration checks to Laura Lopez, 77 W. Washington St., Suite 1820, Chicago, IL 60602. Checks payable to Northern Illinois Conference.

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