Canon to the Ordinary

Canon to the Ordinary Page

Information on: Ordination, Transfer of Orders, Licensure and more.  


Canon Greg

I work on behalf of the Bishop with Rectors, Lay Leaders, and Aspirants to facilitate a healthy and intentional discernment process. I also serve in the areas of communications and clergy transitions. Our vision is to support the raising up of faithful, well-prepared leaders for ordained ministry.

I am assisted by Candace Champness, who helps facilitate documents and process steps. Her email is candace@adots.org.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at greg@adots.org.

(the Rev’d Canon) Greg Goebel


Customary on Ordination 2016


Click to view/download the 2016 Customary

“But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:26-28

This customary explains ordained ministry in ADOTS, and overviews the processes for discernment and preparation, as well as transfer of orders and licensure.

Please read the customary first before submitting forms or documents. Applicants, please keep in mind that we can receive application forms, and begin building your file, but cannot begin the process of discernment without a letter of support from your Rector.


Basic Information and Forms



Rector/Clergy Mentor Information



Priest Track Forms and Guides


For those who believe they are called to a life of ministry as a priest.

Please Note: All application forms and documents must be submitted together in one file or mailing, including a Rector Support Letter. See the Customary for detailed explanations of each step. 

APPLICATION

OTHER


(Vocational) Deacon Track Forms and Guides


For use by those who believe they are called to a life of ministry as a deacon (vocational or perpetual deacon).

Please Note: All application forms and documents must be submitted together in one file or mailing, including a Rector Support Letter. See the Customary for detailed explanations of each step. 

APPLICATION

OTHER


Reception, Transfer, and Licensure



Other Forms and Guides



Example Post-Seminary Ordinand Timeline


Assuming seminary and educational requirements are met…
Please remember that it takes 3-6 months to complete parish discernment. Then it takes an additional 1-2 month to complete our process. Please also note that we often have to add educational requirements (we can only use parish based studies that are pre-approved by the Bishop, not previous personal studies by the candidate). We prefer candidates to complete all processes at least 60 days before scheduled ordination.  Here is an example timetable:

  • Attend and serve in an Anglican Church for at least 1 year…
  • Meet with Rector for Pre-Discernment (no time limit on this, up to the Rector and applicant)
  • Months 1-6: Parish Discernment and ADOTS Application Process
  • Months 7-9: Diocesan Assessments and Screenings
  • Months 10-11: All Completed, Retreat, prep for Ordination
  • Month 12: Ordination as Deacon 

This process typically takes at least one year. 


Example Seminary Student Ordinand Timeline


  • Attend and serve in an Anglican Church for at least 1 year…
  • Meet with Rector for Pre-Discernment (no time limit on this, up to the Rector and applicant)
  • Months 1-6: Parish Discernment and ADOTS Application Process
  • Seminary Year 1: Study and adjust to seminary life
  • Seminary Year 2: Diocesan Assessments and Screenings/Prep
  • After seminary Year 2: Ordination as Deacon
  • Seminary Final Year: Ordained Deacon Year
  • After Graduation: Priest Ordination 

This process typically takes at least two years.


Seminaries and Programs of Study 


SEMINARIES WITH ANGLICAN STUDIES PROGRAMS

SEMINARIES WITH ANGLICAN STUDENT COHORTS

APPROVED STUDY PROGRAMS

SEMINARY AND STUDY PROGRAMS with DEACON CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS