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Affiliation and Ordination with the C.E.E.C.......

We appreciate your interest in affiliation with the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches. To affiliate with us as a parish, please contact our Administrative Offices for details. The presiding Bishop in your area will contact you upon receipt of your request. The downloadable forms listed below will be needed in this process. Please review this information and begin to prepare the information needed. We look forward to hearing from you!!

Documents and Forms for download (PDF):
Applicant Profile Form
Affirmations and Declaration Form
Parish Affiliation Form

Ordained Clergy under Apostolic Succession: Clergy already ordained in Apostolic Succession and in good standing with your current affiliation may be received into the CEEC simply by transfer. Contact the General Secretary for the CEEC Archbishop David Scott for specific information.

Clergy not ordained under Apostolic Succession: An initial interview will be taken to determine current educational and ministerial qualifications. Additionally, consent must be given for a background investigation to be completed. A letter from your current endorsing body (deacon board or elders for non-historical/independent denominations) indicating no current issues of an immoral or unethical nature exist. Contact the General Secretary for the CEEC Archbishop David Scott for specific information.

Candidates for a Seminary Degree (MTS or MDiv): For currently enrolled students in seminary, an application can be completed and an interview accomplished to enter into a Postulant period coinciding with your studies. When contacting the CEEC, please indicate your ministry emphasis area (missions, pastoral, etc.) in your contact e-mail - this will aid the CEEC in getting you in touch with a bishop in the best position to assist you. Contact the General Secretary for the CEEC Archbishop David Scott for specific information.

Lay Ministers/Second Career Callings: The CEEC understands the value of experienced Lay Ministers and those who have been called to ministry as a second vocation. An initial interview will be taken to determine current educational and ministerial qualifications. In most cases, a canonical examination (open book, 4 weeks to complete) will be given to aid in developing a personalized continuing education program. Contact the General Secretary for the CEEC Archbishop David Scott for specific information.

Congregations/Parishes desiring to affiliate: Situations and circumstances dictate the varying means available to receive whole congregations. Contact the General Secretary for the CEEC Archbishop David Scott for specific information.

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