Essays: Upload the following essays to this form:
First time applicants:
What would it mean for you to be ordained as a United Methodist elder/deacon? Please describe your understanding of ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church in terms of your past and/or current ministry in the church. (Limit your answer to 250 words.)
How will your gifts and skills for ministry help you succeed in your role in the church in the future? (Limit your answer to 500 words.)
For students pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree: Why are you desiring to pursue a doctor of ministry degree? How might this pursuit help to clarify your call to ministry and where God is leading you next?
How has your call to ministry continued to be clarified through your seminary journey?
Discuss how you've established and plan to continue a connection with leaders in the Dakotas Annual Conference and others in ministry during this time.