Members in Discernment

The Association’s Church & Ministry Committee assigns clergy advisers to members of Association churches who are preparing for an authorized form of ministry (ordained, licensed, commissioned).  The Members in Discernment, along with their advisers, meet with the Church & Ministry Committee annually in May for a review and for consideration of continued status as Members in Discernment.  The MIDs are also expected to meet regularly with the Discernment Committee established in the home church.

Guidelines for Members in Discernment (MIDs)

Annual Review:  The next MID Review Day is scheduled for May 2017 on a date and place to be determined.

Our 2016-17 Members-in-Discernment:

Sara Bartlett, North Yarmouth Congregational Church (Andover-Newton Theological Seminary; graduated in May 2015; approved for ordination pending call)

Stephen Savage, Standish Congregational Church (Andover-Newton Theological Seminary)

Caroline Thomas, Congregational Church at Cumberland Center (Boston University School of Theology)