American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

COML Downloadable Documents

Commission On Ministerial Leadership
Downloadable Information


Downloadable Power Point and Notes for COML Rollout

COML Power Point Presentation

COML Power Point Script

Policies and Procedures

Overview of Policies and Procedures for Licensing, Ordination and Certification

COML Ministry Recognition Brochure 2019

Letter to Ordination Candidates 2018

COM-1 Information on Recognition of Licensure and Ordination 

Recognition Documents

COM-A1 Application Form - Recognition of Licensure

COM-A2 Application Form - Recognition of Ordination

Ordination Reports

 COM-R1 Licensing Church Report

COM-R2 Examining Association Report

COM-R3 Ordaining Church Report

Certified Lay Ministry

COM-CL11 Checklist CLM Association

Mentor Standards & Responsibilities

COM-M1 Mentor Standards 

COM-M2 Mentor Responsibilities 

Certification Reports

COM-R4 Certifying Church Report (Provisional Certification)

COM-R5 Certifying Church Report (Permanent Certification)

What Can A Certified Lay Minister Do?

Sample Documents

 COM-S1 Sample Call for Ordination Examining Council

 COM-S2 Sample Call for a Certification Examining Council

 COM-S3 Sample Examining Council Order of Business

 COM-S4 Sample Service of Licensure or Ordination

 COM-S5 Sample Licensure or Ordination Vows

Additional Forms and Documents

 CODE OF ETHICS - Ministers Council ABCUSA

ABCOPAD Clergy Misconduct Review Process

Association Credentials Committee

Association Credentials Council

COML Basic Information and Relationships

COML Composition and Responsibilities

Biblical Practical Considerations

Academy of Christian Training and Service (ACTS)


Dr. Stephen Ott

Former Executive Director
The Boston Center For
Career Development and Ministry

Video Clip

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