Persons who feel that God is calling them to ministry in The United Methodist Church will be participating in a process of discernment and examination that may lead to being either licensed or ordained as a United Methodist clergy. It is an involved process that requires a person to be listening for God’s call each step along the way. It also involves lots of other people who God has placed in the process to verify a person’s call to ministry.
At the links below there is information for the various people and agencies that will be a part of this process.
For persons seeking to discern God’s call in their lives, you will want to read the material on the page about the Candidacy Process and the Board of Ordained Ministry Process. Please refer to the Step by Step Guide when using UMCARES to assist you through the process.
For persons who are trained as candidacy mentors, you will want to read the material on the page about Candidacy Mentors.
For persons who are members of district committees on ordained ministry, you will want to read the page on District Committee on Ordained Ministry.
For persons who are members of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, or if you want to know more about who is on the Board and what they do, you will want to read the page on Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.
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