All applications require the endorsement of a ministry's governing body; governing bodies provide oversight for ministries. Examples of governing bodies and ministries for which they provide oversight could include:
Presbytery - congregations, local missions, chaplains, etc.
Synod - camp and conference centres, etc.
Contact Canadian Ministries if you are unsure of the governing body to approach.
The following example provides all the necessary elements of an extract of minute for a complete application; the example can be used to make a motion at a presbytery or synod meeting. If the application is endorsed, the Clerk of Presbytery/Synod will provide the applicant with a copy of the extract to upload to the application. The extract must be included or the application will be considered incomplete.
On motion of J. Calvin/J. Knox, upon review it was agreed that the Presbytery of Caledonia endorse the application and supporting documents from St. Andrew's, O'Leary, PE to the Creative Ministry with Children and Youth Fund in the amount of $750 to support the in 2020.
For questions, contact Canadian Ministries at 1-800-619-7301 ext. 298.