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Candidating for methodist ministers of north

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Anyone candidating for the Ordained Ministry in the Methodist Church in Ireland is normally required to have 'tested the water' by completing the prescribed training course and becoming a fully accredited Local Preacher.

The qualification is also usually desirable for most lay pastoral jobs with congregations throughout Ireland. The Faith and Worship Course is now discontinued but those presently following the course should complete it.

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A new training course called, Worship: Leading and Preaching is being piloted at Edgehill and further information about this course may be obtained from the Training and Development Officer at Edgehill. Rev Mervyn Ewing Tel: All local preachers enquiries including those addressed to the Connexional Committee should be forwarded to localpreachers irishmethodist.

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