Conference Membership and Ordination

Recorded Orientations

Full Connection 
Provisional Membership


Find out whether you are eligible to apply and more information about the application process at the links below:

Associate Membership Application 

Provisional Membership Application 

Full Connection Membership Application

Important dates

  • August 31, 2022:  Deadline for applications for Provisional Membership, Associate Membership, or Full Connection
    • Applications will be available by July 2022.
    • An application must be submitted by the deadline to be eligible to meet with the BOM in the spring.
  • January 3, 2023: Deadline for Full Connection, Associate Membership, and Annual Continuance Assignments
  • January 31, 2023: Deadline for Provisional Membership Assignments
  • February 7-9, 2023:  BOM Interviews for Full Connection, Associate Membership, and Annual Continuance for Current Provisional Members
  • March 14-16, 2023:  BOM Interviews for Provisional Membership


The 2023 assignments are available below.  If you have any questions about the assignments, contact your discernment team chair (once assigned in the Fall) or Rev. Paul Thompson.  If you have questions about the documents for your file, contact Joy Allen.

Late papers will not be accepted past the deadline.  Candidates will not be interviewed who have missing components.  Please check your work carefully before submitting it to ensure all sections are included and questions answered.

Candidates for full connection and associate membership are expected to demonstrate fruitfulness in ministry.  Candidates for provisional membership are expected to demonstrate readiness for ministry.  The WNC Board of Ordained Ministry clarified these expectations and include Wesley’s Historic Questions as ways to use in preparation and discernment for conference membership.


Readiness and Effectiveness Document

Whom Shall I Send: A Portrait of Fruitful Clergy Leadership