(APPROVED RIM COUNCIL 8.20.11)
Ordination Preparation Event – Duke Full Connection Seminar
Intentional Growth Center event (Lake Junaluska)
Educational Opportunities Trips – Wesleyan and Biblically Based trips
Residents may also receive credit for annual continuing education events at United Methodist Seminaries (other than the one they attended) — for example, Duke Convocation, Candler Fall Conference, etc.
Approval for other continuing education events may be requested prior to attending the event. Approved continuing education events should stretch the resident beyond the current appointment. Criteria for “out of context” experiences include:
Requests for approval of a continuing education event not listed above should be submitted by January 31 or July 31 prior to the event. The application should be submitted to the Office of Ministerial Services at RIM@mississippi-umc.org.
Upon completion of each continuing education experience, a certificate of completion should be submitted to the office of ministerial services.
Residents in ministry are expected to use personal/church continuing education funds to attend continuing education events. The Residents In Ministry Council will provide partial scholarships (up to 75% or no more than $1000) to residents who demonstrate financial need. Applications will be reviewed in February and August of each year.
Applications should be submitted to the office of ministerial services (RIM@mississippi-umc.org) by January 31 or July 31 of each year for consideration.