Global Ministry Fellowship Application

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Global Ministry Fellowship Application

 

We are pleased you are interested in applying for the Global Ministry Fellowship.  We recommend editing content in a word processor before posting to this form to make editing easier.  Once you've refined your various answers, please copy and paste material into each field.  Once you have completed all entries, please click "Submit Application" at the bottom of the page.

May God bless you as you prepare your materials and discern God's call.

 
Global Ministry Fellowship Application

PERSONAL INFORMATION

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DOCUMENTS

You may mail or electronically submit your CV/PIF, transcript, statement of faith, and representative sermon.  If you do post them through this form, please post in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Curriculum Vitae/Personal Information Form (PIF)
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Current Seminary/Divinity School Academic Transcript
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Statement of Faith

(Two pages double spaced.  It may be the one used by your presbytery.)

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Representative Sermon Text
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NARRATIVE QUESTIONS

It is expected that each of the following questions should be answerable in one-half to two-thirds of a page, single-spaced, and using Times New Roman 12-point font.  We recommend editing the answer in a word processor before copying into the space provided.  Most modern browsers will allow the text field to be resized by dragging the bottom right corner making it easier to review text copied into the text box.

Please note that due to limitations in the web form system being used, new lines and tab characters will not be supported.  We would recommend inserting "<p>" at the beginning of each new paragraph (without the quotation marks).

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

To complete your file, please make sure to have the following four letters of recommendation sent to the church (Global Ministry Fellowship, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10021):

  • Letter 1
    Preferable: Letter of nomination from the Dean of Students (or equivalent) of seminary/divinity school explaining why you are particularly qualified for The Phillips Talbot Global Ministry Fellowship

    Alternates: Letter of reference from another academic reference OR letter of reference attesting to your academic qualifications

  • Letter 2
    For those under care of a Committee on Preparation for Ministry (CPM):
    Letter of reference from the Chair of the applicant's Committee on Preparation for Ministry

    For those already ordained: Letter of reference from a pastor, ruling elder, or professor able to attest to your ability to reflect and teach theologically

  • Letter 3
    For those under care of a Committee on Preparation for Ministry (CPM):
    Letter of reference from the Pastor of the church where the applicant is under care

    For those already ordained: Letter of reference from a pastor, ruling elder, or professor able to attest to your particular gifts in relating cross-culturally

  • Letter 4
    For those under care of a Committee on Preparation for Ministry (CPM):
    Letter of reference from the Pastor of a church where the applicant has done field education.

    For those already ordained: Letter of reference from a pastor, ruling elder, or professor able to attest to your particular gifts in preaching and teaching

 

Letters of reference should explain how long the author has known the candidate, the author's general opinions/impressions of the candidate's strengths as a local church pastor, and the author's opinions/impressions of why the candidate is particularly well-suited to the Global Ministry Fellowship. The applicant is responsible for communicating the purpose and nature of the Global Ministry Fellowship to the persons in question. Please note that each letter should come from a different person.

The CPM chair's letter should also confirm the applicant's status as a Candidate for the Ministry of Word and Sacrament, confirm her/his good standing in the candidate process, and estimate a timeline for being certified ready to seek a call. The CPM chair will also indicate that s/he is prepared to commend the Global Ministry Fellowship as a validated ministry to which the applicant can be ordained.

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