Pastoral Reference Form HOPE COLLEGE PASTORAL REFERENCE FORM Name of Pastor Phone Email Name of Church Name of Student Candidate * INSTRUCTIONS FOR PASTOR. Because the diverse responsibilities associated with Christian ministry have an impact on others, it is necessary for Hope College students to build their studies on a solid base of church attendance and personal devotional practices, as well as the time spent in Work Based Training (WBT) duties in the church ministry. Therefore it is necessary for Hope College to ask the following questions to assist new applicants in identifying their suitability as candidates for this course. How long have you known the student candidate? * How often does the student candidate attend church? * All services and midweek group/s At least one service a week Once or twice per month Less than once per month Rarely attends Is the student candidate involved in any ministries of the church - youth, music, children's ministry or outreach? * Attends as an occasional participant Attends every meeting and gets involved unofficially Helps with activites and is on a roster Heavily involved and or leads a group What is their involvement?What is their involvement? In your opinion, would the student applicant be spiritually, physically and emotionally capable of performing the requirements of ministry and able to abide by your church’s expectations of its helpers/leaders? * Yes No Further Comments Should the applicant be successful and enrol in Ministry, is your church able to provide the student applicant with church and community-based ministry opportunities where they can gain ministry skills and experiences? Yes No If no, can you reommend another organization or ministry that may provide such opportunities? Is there any information that you feel needs to be taken into consideration in respect of this student application? * On the basis of the above, the applicant is: * Strongly Recommended Recommended Recommended with reservations Not Recommended Regarding the applicant’s access to the information on this form: * I give permission for the student applicant to read this form if required The information on this form is to remain CONFIDENTIAL, and not to be accessed by the student applicant * If you do not recommend the applicant, Hope College will advise the applicant that their reference was not supported and give the applicant opportunity to seek another reference. As Pastor, I affirm that I have completed this reference on behalf of the student applicant * Yes No Date Alternative Methods to submit this reference Person: Hope Building 4, 175 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes, Qld 4227 Australia Phone +61755510269 Fax: +61756417810 Print then Post to: Box 35 Varsity Lakes Qld 4227 Australia Email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you are human, leave this field blank.