Candidacy Process

Persons who believe that God is calling them to ministry in The United Methodist Church will be involved in a process of discernment.  There are many components to this, but the main feature is working with a mentor.

If you are a young person seeking to know more about your call, you may want to link to the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s website designed to assist you in this discernment -

You can also download the form for Recommendation or Renewal for Candidacy.

The role of the minister in the candidacy process...What do I do when someone is saying, "I Think God is Calling Me" ?  Handbook for Pastors


Candidacy Retreat Dates 2017

  • July 14 and 15, 2017
    Letter and Checklist
  • January 12 and 13, 2018
  • July 13 and 14, 2018


Other Resources:


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