Entering Ministry

Ephesians 4:11-13

“The gifts God gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. (NIV)”

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Amazing! You have said YES! to God’s call to be a disciple of Christ!

Whether this is the very first time you are considering the possibility of formal pastoral training, or you already have a clear vision about your call to licensed or ordained ministry, we are glad to welcome you and offer our assistance during your process.

We celebrate your YES! and desire to partner with you in your journey for continued spiritual formation and discipling education. This is the right place to be if any of the items below apply to you:

 

  • You are exploring the idea of becoming a candidate for licensed or ordained ministry.
  • You are a certified candidate.
  • You are preparing for interviews with either your District Committee on Ministry (dCOM) or the Board of Ordained Ministry (BOM).
  • You are in the licensing process.
  • You are a provisional candidate.

Get Connected

Candidacy Retreat

The very first step for anyone thinking about becoming a candidate for licensed or ordained ministry.

Certified Candidates

Resources and support available for certified candidates.

Provisional Candidates

Resources and support available for provisional candidates.

Events

IFD280 – Living Our United Methodist Beliefs

The history, heritage, beliefs, mission and culture of the United Methodist Church for anyone – newcomer or longtime member – who wants to know what’s distinctive about being a United Methodist Christian. Learners will […]

Central District Conference

Central District Conference will take place Saturday March 2, via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. (ET). This annual meeting will elect Equalization Members and affirm the 2024 District Budget.

Church Leaders Training

Columbus Asbury UMC

Church Leaders Training Pastors, Admin Chairs, SPRC, Lay Leader, Finance & Trustees. Register here. Columbus Asbury UMC 10am-3pm

Wespath Indiana Retirement Webinar

We encourage anyone who is considering retiring in 2024, approaching mandatory retiremen,t or retiring within 5 years to attend this upcoming retirement seminar. However, all are welcome to attend. There […]

NW District In-Person Lay Servant Academy

St. Andrew UMC 4703 N 50 W, West Lafayette, IN, United States

You are invited to join us for the Lay Servant Ministries Academy to begin or continue training for living out the call to make disciples for the transformation of our […]

Resources

TitleMinistry CategoryResource Typehf:tax:resource_types
Certified CandidatesClergy Resources
Form 103 Medical Summary ReportClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form 103 Physical FormClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form 104aClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form 104bClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form 104cClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form 114 Notarized DisclosureClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form 117 Local Church SupportClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form A Annual Mentor ReportClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form ACA Application for Church AppointmentClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form ACF Authorization for Release of InformationClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form ACOR Application for Group CandidacyClergy ResourcesCertifications & Formal Education, Clergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structurescertifications-formal-education clergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures
Form B Financial Information WorksheetClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form BC1 Supervisor Request for Background checkClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form BC2 Applicant Background check Information FormClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form PDI Personal Data inventoryClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form RSF Release of Supervisory FilesClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form S Statement of Loyalty for OD and OM StatusClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Form SY Serving in Supply AgreementClergy ResourcesClergy Reporting & Assessments, Systems & Structures, Tools & Assessmentsclergy-reporting-assessments systems-structures tools-assessments
Interview Guideline for Staff Parish Committees when Interviewing a Candidate for MinistryClergy ResourcesSystems & Structuressystems-structures
Licensing SchoolClergy Resources
Provisional CandidatesClergy Resources

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