Recommendation Form




Type of Recommendation





Recommendation from Pastor


A member of your church has applied for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Theology program through the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University. One key factor in the admissions process is a pastoral endorsement. We are trying to ascertain whether a prospective student has potential for vocational Christian service. Please answer the following questions as best as you can. Your assistance is important in our admissions process.

Is applicant a member of your church?






Worship Attendance (Please click all appropriate boxes)





Church involvement












Personal Profile








Spiritual Growth



























Pastor's Affirmation










Statement of Endorsement

Having evidenced that the named applicant to the Bachelor of Applied Theology program is an individual

  • who is committed to the Christian faith,
  • who evidences a divine call to ministry,
  • who has moral integrity,
  • who is emotionally stable so as to be able to fill leadership responsibilities in church, life and
  • who shows potential for responsible Christian ministry
I recommend him/her for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Theology program and pledge our continuing interest and support of him/her as he/she prepares for a lifetime of ministry.








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Recommendation from Lay Person


Because of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, this recommendation may be made available, at the applicant’s request, provided that the applicant has not waived the right of access.

The applicant did not waive their right of access to this letter of recommendation.

Recommendation Information

Thank you for assisting us in evaluating the applicant. Please answer or check only the questions on which you are knowledgeable.














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To what degree does the applicant have judgement and common sense?







To what degree does the applicant give evidence of Christian commitment?







To what degree does the applicant show potential for working with and leading people?























Program Recommendation




Recommendation from Teacher


Because of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, this recommendation may be made available, at the applicant’s request, provided that the applicant has not waived the right of access.

The applicant did not waive their right of access to this letter of recommendation.

Recommendation Information

Thank you for assisting us in evaluating the applicant. Please answer or check only the questions on which you are knowledgeable.














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Academics (Please mark all the appropriate boxes below):









Relating to Others:











Personal Profile:














Program Recommendation