Because all certified candidates in the North Texas Conference have undergone psychological evaluation, all persons seeking a License for Pastoral Ministry will have undergone this evaluation. Under no circumstance will a License for Pastoral Ministry be issued without the licensee having been previously evaluated.
All persons becoming eligible to serve as a Local Pastor in the North Texas Conference must clear a criminal background and credit check, initiated by their respective DCOM.
Exceptions to Policy
The District Superintendent, the District Committee on Ordained Ministry and the North Texas Conference Local Pastor Registrar shall jointly consider any exceptions to the conference policies on a case-by-case basis. Their decision is final. Exceptions to the policies of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry can only be made by that board. Any request for an exception to existing policies shall be made in writing to the DCOM and forwarded with the recommended action to the Local Pastor Registrar for appropriate referral and/or action.