Candidating for methodist ministers
In its essentials, this pattern has remained in British Methodism to the present day.
Before the schism, Wesley had as accredited preachers only a handful of fellow Anglican priests who shared his view of the need to take the gospel to the people where they were.In the Methodist Church, Candidating is the shorthand term for offering for the ordained ministry.It is the process by which you and the church test your call.There is a concern that many abusers do not have convictions and that no intelligence is held about them.
Therefore the selection and recruitment process if properly conducted In the Methodist Church in the last 3 years only 2% of criminal records have contained any additional information.
This policy is based on legislation which applies to the mainland of England and Wales, in particular the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (as amended) and the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.