Ministerial Accreditation Board
Board President: Bruce Bell
Short summary of the purpose and vision for the Ministerial Accreditation Board as described in the Faith & Practice:
This nine-member board includes both lay leaders and pastors who seek to nurture prospective ministerial candidates and bring them to the point of Recording as Ministers of the Gospel.
The MAB is integral to the creation and updating of recommended educational goals, reading courses, and in-service training to prepare candidates for ministry. Upon completion of the necessary steps, the MAB brings a formal recommendation through the Executive Board to the delegate body of the Yearly Meeting.
Procedures for Recording Ministers - Details are given in the Handbook for Preparing and Recording Ministers. The following are the major steps in the process:
1 - Candidates come under the care of the Ministerial Accreditation Board when they indicate in writing to the General Superintendent their desire to be recorded by EFC-ER.
2 - Information is gathered; the care of a sponsor is provided; academic standards, reading courses, and other forms of training are required; and examination by the Board is undertaken.
3 - When judged ready, the Board makes a recommendation of recording to the local church, and with their concurrence, to the Yearly Meeting for final action.
A recommended reading list for candidates will be coming soon.