Commission on Ministry
The Commission on Ministry is the group concerned with Vocational and Ministry Discernment Program, training for clergy, ministry to the retired clergy, clergy spouses, as well as applications for lay licensure in consultation with the bishop and the Commission on Christian Formation.
The Commission also provides funds for continuing education opportunities for clergy and lay persons. To request funding, please send a letter to The Reverend Canon Jimmy Hartley, COM, 1115 Marion Street, Columbia, SC 29201, which includes your name, contact information, a description of how the money will be used, the date funding is needed, the amount of money needed, and how this opportunity will contribute to your ministry.
Commission on Ministry Committees
The Formation Faculty is comprised of qualified persons (lay and ordained) who mentor and provide formation resources for postulants and candidates for Holy Orders on an individual basis. This group provides certification to the COM regarding competency in the prescribed canonical areas of formation.