Discernment and Vocations

A sample of the Vestry/Bishop's Committee letter of support for the nomination of a candidate for postulancy.
This guide is intended to assist congregations, clergy, and individuals in the discernment process for both lay and ordained ministries.
Quarterly letters written to the bishop which provide an opportunity for reflection about academic, personal, and spiritual experiences. They are required for all postulants and candidates. WHO writes...
Deadline for Submission of Completed Postulancy Application: Holy Cross Day, September 14 Aspirants Retreat : 2024 Dates TBD (usually November), Huston Camp & Conference Center, Gold Bar, WA. Link to...
A sample of the vestry letter of support for the nomination of a candidate for postulancy
Statement of financial support for a postulant from the congregation
Financial information and worksheet for postulancy work.
Financial assessment form used for postulancy work.
The content and process of a postulant's discernment for holy orders
Deadline for Submission of Completed Candidacy Application: May 10, 2024* This date moves up the typical deadline due to the Special Electing Convention taking place May 18. Candidacy Day: July 17...
Life history questionnaire from Church Pension Fund for applicants for postulancy.
Behavior Screening Questionaire from the Church Pension Fund
Medical exam form for postulancy applicants from Church Pension Fund
A sample Vestry/Bishop’s Committee Letter of Support for Candidacy
This completed form for candidacy for the diaconate is submitted with a letter from the applicant addressing issues for discernment raised at the time of postulancy
This completed form for candidacy for the priesthood is submitted with a letter from the applicant addressing issues for discernment raised at the time of postulancy
A document that is filled out by congregations concerning financial support of their candidates for Holy Orders.
A checklist for financial assessment
The financial information and worksheet that is to be completed as part of the vocation process
A list of frequently asked questions concerning the process of discernment for vocation.
A collection of terms that are used to describe various parts of the discernment process for Holy Orders.