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Explore resources and requirements for those denominations represented within the Columbia community.  If you locate resources that are helpful and not listed below, please share them with us at StudentLife@ctsnet.edu.

resources by denomination

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Preparation for Ministry

Advisory Handbook on Preparation for Ministry 2.0 - Complete Handbook

"Deconstructed" View of Advisory Handbook on Preparation for Ministry 2.0 - Can download parts of the handbook


Ordination Exams

Ordination Exam Schedule

Ordination Exam Preparation Tools

Ordination Exam Registration

Ordination Exam Study Guides (CTS student login required)

Seeking a Call

PC(USA) PIF Directions and Downloads

Church Leadership Connection

Using the Church Leadership Connection (CLC) Effectively - by Rev. Dr. Sandawna Gaulman Ashley, Assistant Stated Clerk;  Manager, Call Process Support and Teaching Elders Ministry in the Office of the General Assembly

Negotiating a Call

Just Compensation

Having a Conversation About Terms of Call

Sample Terms of Call

Understanding Effective Salary

Total Effective Salary Calculator


African Methodist Episcopal

      Main Website

African Methodist Episcopal Zion

      Main Website

American Baptist Churches USA

      Main Website

Anglican Church in North America

      Main Website
      Job Search

Assemblies of God

      Main Website
      Credentials and Forms

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

      Main Website
      Preparation for Ministry
      Disciples Job Search

Church of God (Cleveland, TN)

      Main Website
      Ministry Openings

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

      Main Website
      CBF NC Careers & Calling
      CBF Job Search

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

      Main Website
ELCA Call Process

Mennonite Church USA

       Main Website
       Pastor Openings

Reformed Presbyterian Church

       Main Website

Southern Baptist Convention

      Main Website
      SBC Job Search

The Episcopal Church

      Main Website
      Preparation for Ministry

United Church of Christ

     Main Website
     Preparation for Ministry
UCC Ministry Opportunities

United Methodist Church

      Main Website
Explore Call to Ministry