Individual - Getting Started

How do we get started for individual members?

  • Candidate must be an individual member of Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends (SCYMF)

  • Exploratory conversation with a member of the SCYMF Committee for Nurture of Ministry

  • Complete the Recording Questionnaire

  • Meeting for Clearness with a local worship group or anchor committee

  • Complete a Ministry Packet

  • The local worship group or anchor committee reports their discernment to the SCYMF Clerk for the Committee for Nurture of Ministry

 THE PROCESS AT THE YEARLY MEETING LEVEL

  • If it is discerned that Recording should be done at the Yearly Meeting level, all information and the discernment process is forwarded to the SCYMF Clerk for the Committee for Nurture of Ministry Clerk.NurtureOfMinistry@scymf.org. The local group will name someone to accompany the candidate throughout the process at the Yearly Meeting level.

  • The committee meets with the candidate, discerning any additional work to be completed. A background check is ordered.

  • There is a 60-day feedback period for people to give input about the candidate to the committee

  • If there is clearness and joy, the committee brings a recommendation to the SCYMF Meeting for Business. If approved, there is a celebration of Recording.

 Forms for the Recording Process

The following forms help communicate the interest and call to ministry of a candidate for Recording.

Recording Questionnaire

Ministry Packet