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.
Annual Review: The next MID Review Day is scheduled for May 2018 on a date and place to be determined.
Scholarships: both Cumberland Association and Maine Conference have some scholarship funds for seminary education. The Association Church and Ministry Committee provides applications to seminarians in late Spring each year. In 2017 (and budgeted to continue in 2018), the Maine Conference has $6,000 set aside for seminarian scholarships. The Association does not have information on the application process for Conference scholarships. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org .