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Begin the 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, the first of which is to work with your pastor to read “The Christian As Minister” 

If you are seeking to know more about your call, see the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s website designed to assist you in this discernment.

For those under 35 years old, additional information about the Young Clergy Initiative can be found here.

The role of the minister in the candidacy process...What do I do when someone is saying, "I Think God is Calling Me" ? (coming soon)

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