Lay Ministries

Lay Ministries

LOCAL PREACHERS

It is important to note that a person wishing to apply to become a Local Preacher in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa must be a member of the church in good standing for at least two years. The first person to consult should you wish to become as Local Preacher. would be the Circuit Minister who will be able to provide guidance as to the procedures that need to be followed. Local Preachers are required to register for theological studies with TEEC. We strongly urge circuits to appoint Supervisors of Studies to liaise with EMMU and also to initiate learning events for the preachers in the circuits.

 

LOCAL PREACHERS ON TRIAL

Local Preachers on Trial are registered with TEEC. The probation period is at least two years but not, except in very special circumstances, more than three (3) years. Refer Methodist Book of Order p.148, para 12.6.3.

PLEASE NOTE: THE AWARD COURSE AND CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE COURSE WILL BE PHASED OUT. MEANING THAT NO NEW REGISTRATIONS FOR EITHER OF THESE COURSES WILL BE ACCEPTED IN 2016.

AWARD

No new registrations for this course will be accepted in 2016

First Year

TEEC course 102 (God and Godís People)

TEEC course 172 (Preaching)

Second Year

TEEC course 121 (Jesus Christ and His People)

TEEC course 141 (Basic Christian Doctrine) + Wesley Studies through EMMU

CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE

No new registrations for this course will be accepted in 2016

First Year TEEC course 201 (Introduction to the Old Testament)

TEEC course 272 (Preaching)

Second Year TEEC course 221 (Introduction to the New Testament)

TEEC course 241 (Christian Doctrine) + Wesley Studies through EMMU

HIGHER CERTIFICATE

First Year TEEC course 45111 (Introduction to the Old Testament)

TEEC course 45378 (Christian Proclamation)

Second Year TEEC course 45121 (Introduction to the New Testament)

TEEC course 45241 (Introduction to Theology) + Wesley Studies through EMMU

TO CANDIDATE FOR THE ORDAINED MINISTRY OF WORD AND SACRAMENTS Local Preachers are required to hold at least a COMPLETED Higher Certificate in Theology or Ministry (120 credits, NQF 5) from TEEC or a HED registered Institution) with Proclamation as an elective and Wesley Studies with EMMU

A HIGHER CERTIFICATE CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED BY DISTANCE EDUCATION FROM THE SETH MOKITIMI METHODIST SEMINARY. PLEASE NOTE: THIS QUALIFICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND NOT JUST SELECTIVE COURSES.

 

DIPLOMA COURSES

First Year TEEC course 85260 (Ethics)

TEEC course 85270 (Practical Theology)

TEEC course 86378 (Proclaiming our Faith)

Second Year TEEC course 85240 (Systematic Theology 1

TEEC course 85250 (Spirituality 1)

TEEC course 85100 (Getting to know the Bible) + Wesley Studies through EMMU

DEGREE

First Year TEEC course 7002 (Engaging with people pastorally & ethically)

TEEC course 7372 (Proclaiming our faith)

Second Year TEEC course 7003 (Growing spiritually, thinking theologically)

TEEC course 7004 (Interpreting texts: Biblical & other sources) + Wesley Studies through EMMU

Wesley Studies registration with EMMU only FROM JANUARY with a CLOSING DATE of 28 February each year. Registration forms obtainable from EMMU in January each year or can be downloaded from this website

MATURE AGE PREACHERS

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS LEARNING MATERIAL FOR THIS COURSE CONSISTS OF TEEC AWARD COURSE MATERIAL, NO NEW REGISTRATIONS FOR MATURE AGE WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR 2016. Only 2nd Year preachers can be registered with EMMU FROM JANUARY TO MARCH 2016 at a cost of R110 for each preacher doing Wesley Studies in their second year. The Circuit must arrange tutoring for:

Second Year (R110)

TEEC course 121 (Jesus Christ and His People)

TEEC course 141 (Basic Christian Doctrine)

Wesley Studies

Wesley Studies material can be ordered from EMMU at an additional cost of R100. Only one set of material from EMMU are needed by the circuit. Oral examination question papers are sent (in October) to those circuits that have registered their Mature Age candidates with EMMU.

Registration forms available for download from this website or from EMMU in January.

LOCAL PREACHERS CERTIFICATES

To be received on Full Plan (Accredited)

The following documents need to be submitted to EMMU by the Circuit Superintendent:

  • Assessment of preacher to be received onto Full Plan (obtainable from EMMU or download)
  • Assessment of Trial Service (obtainable from EMMU or download
  • Copy of ID document
  • Copies of results for ALL Local Preachersí studies

There is no cost involved for the first issue of a certificate. Certificates are posted to the Circuit Superintendent. Please note: EMMU do not issue certificates on the request of individual preachers.

Long Service Certificate

EMMU only issue certificates of Long Service for 25 years and 40 years. The following information must be submitted to EMMU by the Circuit Superintendent for these certificates to be issued:

  • Copy of ID document
  • Copy of LP Certificate or a copy of the inscription in the Bible given to a preacher when accepted onto Full Plan

 

BIBLE WOMAN & EDVANGELISTS

EMMU only facilitates the training of Bible Women and Evangelists. To enter this Order of ministry please discuss it with the Circuit Minister or District Secretary of the Order for information regarding the procedure or contact the Warden of the Order Rev Jacob Freemantle 082 878 9965.