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CPM Documents | Forms

CPM Materials for Seekers, Inquirers and Candidates for Ministry and their Sessions

The Commission on Preparation for Ministry (CPM) of the National Capital Presbytery hopes that these materials will be helpful to you as you consider entering the process of discerning a call to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament or as you enroll and work through the process with us.


Charles VanGorder (Van)
Chairperson of the CPM

National Capital Presbytery’s CPM Resources: {All forms are posted in PDF}

Overview and Introductory Information
Overview of the Preparation for Ministry Process in NCP
Introductory information for the Seeker/Prospective Inquirer
Introductory information for the Session

Policies and Information

Policy Statement on Seminaries
Travel Reimbursement Policy
Code of Ethics for Clergy and Other Church Professionals
Clergy Sexual Misconduct Policy
Policy on Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Guidelines for Writing a Statement of Faith
Outcomes of Inquiry
Outcomes of Candidacy

Additional Information for the Session
If I Were at Gatekeeper
Recommended Duties of the Session Liaison Person

PCUSA and Other Resources:

Are you considering a call?

Touched by the Flame
Gifted by the Flame
Discerning Your Call and Your Gifts for Ministry

Do you need help understanding the process?

Preparation for Ministry Advisory Handbook

Resources and Forms

Preparation for Ministry Forms
Annual Response Form for CCRRC
PCUSA Resources Used in the Preparation for Ministry Process
Candidate Response Form for CPM Evaluation

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:

Jan Moody
NCP Staff to the CPM

Charles VanGorder (Van)
Chairperson of the CPM