have read and discussed the goals and responsibilities of both inquirers and the presbytery with its committee/commission. I do hereby wish to be enrolled in the preparation for ministry process of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (hereinafter “Church”) with the understanding that I subject myself to the guidance, counsel, and disciplines of the Church as represented by the presbytery and its committee/commission overseeing preparation for ministry. I fully agree and understand that the decision of the presbytery’s committee/commission regarding my suitability for ministry may involve questions and/or inquiries that are both personal and private, and I hereby release the Church and its committees, agents and representatives from any claims, causes, or actions, which may arise from said inquiries and answers received to such inquiries or any uses made of such answers. Further, I grant permission to the presbytery’s committee/commission to contact any person listed by me as a reference or any other person not so listed to discuss my “suitability for ordered ministry” (G-2.0603).
I covenant with God, the session, and the presbytery to rely upon the grace of God; to maintain a Christian character and conduct; and to be diligent and faithful in pursuing my call and in preparing for the ministry of the Word and Sacrament. By my signature, I hereby certify that this covenant agreement and release is fully understood by me, and I sign it understanding that I will be bound by its terms.