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ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION FOR TRANSFORMATION

COMMISSION ON MINISTRY

COMMISSION ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY

NEW WORSHIPPING COMMUNITIES COMMISSION

Commission on Preparation for Ministry (CPM)

The Commission on Preparation for Ministry (CPM) is the entity in Pittsburgh Presbytery charged by the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) “to facilitate the presbytery's oversight of inquirers and candidates, ...it may delegate its authority to designated entities within the presbytery. Such entities shall be composed of teaching elders and ruling elders in approximately equal numbers, bearing in mind the principles of unity in diversity in F-1.0403. All actions carried out as a result of delegated authority must be reported to the presbytery at its next regular meeting.” Book of Order G-3.0307 The CPM forms are to be used by those Presbyterians who:


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GUIDELINES & RESOURCES

CPM CARE TEAM RESOURCES

CPM FORMS
Application to Enroll as an Inquirer
Advance to Candidacy
Annual Consultations
Commission Planning
Ordination Examinations
PIF Instructions
Scholarships & Student Aid Funds

CPM MEETING DATES


GUIDELINES & RESOURCES

CPM CARE TEAM RESOURCES CPM FORMS
Application to the CPM Process/Enrollment as an Inquirer
Applicants should contact their Session and Presbytery to make sure the forms have been forwarded (paperwork must be received by CPM at least two weeks prior to the CPM meeting the applicant wants to attend). See below for the meeting schedule.
Advance to Candidacy
IMPORTANT NOTE: Completion of ALL five forms listed below are required in the care process of Pittsburgh Presbytery in order to be considered advancement to Candidacy.
Inquirers should contact their Session and Presbytery to make sure the forms have been forwarded (all paperwork, including answers to the candidacy questions, must be received by CPM at least two weeks prior to the CPM meeting the applicant wants to attend). See below for the meeting schedule.
Annual Consultations Commission Planning Ordination Examinations
You must receive permission from CPM to take the Standard Ordination examinations.  If you need permission to take any of the ordination examinations, contact your Care Team at least two weeks prior to the next CPM meeting and let them know which exams you would like to take.

Personal Information Forms & Instructions

Scholarships/Student Aid Funds

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CPM 2017 MEETING DATES All meetings are scheduled for 4:00 PM at the Pittsburgh Presbytery Center. * All paperwork must be received by CPM no later than two weeks prior to the CPM meeting you hope to attend.
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If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Miller (or call 412-323-1400 X 321).