Regarding [candidate]'s application for membership in [or certification by] the [name of organization], I affirm that s/z/he has received endorsement for ministry as a professional chaplain/pastoral therapist.
I also affirm that s/z/he he has been sent out (commissioned) to work in a ministry of pastoral care/psychotherapy. Since Friends do not observe the practice of ordination, each Meeting has the authority to recognize gifts of ministry and to provide oversight for our members who minister as professionals.
______ Monthly/Yearly Meeting is in full support of [candidate]'s call to the ministry of chaplaincy/pastoral counseling and we recommend her for certification in the [organization].
_______, Presiding Clerk
_______ Monthly/Yearly Meeting
The _______ Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends has endorsed [candidate's name]'s ministry as a chaplain/pastoral counselor. [Candidate] is a member in good standing of our Meeting.
At our Meeting for Worship for the purpose of conducting business held on [date], the Meeting united in a minute approving [candidate] for ministry as a chaplain/pastoral counselor.
The Meeting will provide continuing oversight of [candidate's] ministry by appointing a committee of support to meet with him/her on a quarterly basis.
________, Presiding Clerk
________ Monthly/Yearly Meeting