Advanced Degree Work Application (DOC or PDF)

Annual Report Forms for Elders, Provisional Elders, and Deacons (Here)

Background Check Authorization (DOC or PDF)

Candidacy Checklist (DOC or PDF)

Candidate Questionnaire (DOC)

Clergy Appointment Information for those interested in transferring into the Rocky Mountain Conference (Here)

Clergy Continuing Formation Annual Report (DOC or PDF)

Clergy Continuing Formation Forms (Here)

District Committees on Ministry Forms (Here)

Effectiveness Strategy Forms (Here)

Group Request for Ministerial Education Fund Grant (DOC or PDF)

Ministerial Education Fund Application (DOC)

Revised Continuing Formation Manual 2011 (DOC or PDF)

Service Scholarship Qualifications and Application (DOC or PDF)

Report forms for Other Types of Appointments

Extension Ministry, Categories A 1 2 3, B, C

Extension Ministry Form (DOC)

Conference Relationship (DOC)

Extension Ministry, Category D

Extension Ministry Form (DOC)

Conference Relationship (DOC)

Category D Form (DOC)

Appointment in Paragraph 346.1

Paragraph 346.1 Form (DOC)

Conference Relationship (DOC)

Appointed to Attend School (DOC)

Appointment as a Deacon

Deacon Form (PDF)

Incapacity Leave


Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence (LOA) Form (DOC)

Conference Relationship (DOC)

Honorable Location

Honorable Location (DOC)


Transferring Into Rocky Mountain Conference

Clergy or candidates interested in transferring their membership into the Rocky Mountain United Methodist Conference should contact Rev. Margaret Gillikin, District Superintendent for the Sunshine District. Rev. Gillikin can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 719-546-1523.

Read all instructions! Following instructions is a part of the process.

Download and complete the Ministerial Profile (DOC) (PDF).

Locate or write the documents required to be submitted with the Profile:

  • Cover letter explaining in detail your reason for wanting to come to the Rocky Mountain Conference and any limitations you might have in appointment locations
  • Detailed Resume
  • Integrative Theological Statement (one page)
  • Sermon manuscript for elders; Bible study or other specialty presentation for deacons
  • A description of your style of leadership (one page)
  • A description of your particular area of specialty or service
  • Three reference forms (these forms are the only ones to be mailed via USPS) (PDF) (RTF) NEW!
  • Other documents are required, including a background check and psychological assessment. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the exact protocols for your specific situation (Transfer from other Conference, other Denomination, Provisional Members, etc.)

You may use whichever word processor you're comfortable using, but save the documents in Rich Text Format before attaching to e-mail. Documents must be submitted in Rich Text Format.

Other Resources:

  • Transfer Protocol for those who are Candidates, not Provisional or Ordained (PDF) (RTF)
  • Transfer Protocol for Ordained Clergy or Provisional Members from other Conferences ( PDF) (RTF) NEW!
  • Transfer Protocol for Ordained Clergy or Provisional Members from other Methodist denominations or other Christian denominations (PDF) ( RTF) NEW!

Candidacy Forms

Click here to access clergy and candidacy forms.

Effectiveness Strategy Forms

Cover Letter

Clergy Evaluation Form (XLS)

Clergy Self-Evaluation Form (XLS)

Definition of Terms(in above 2 forms)

Congregational Evaluation Form (DOC | PDF)

Certification Studies

Certification in The United Methodist Church

Certified Communicator

Paperwork Requirements for Ordination

Toward Elder

Toward Deacon

Charge Conference

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