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Respond to God’s calling for you to make disciples of Christ and transform the world!

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Has God called me into ministry?

How do I become a United Methodist Pastor?
Where do I even begin the process?

If you’ve ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’re in the right place. No matter where you are in your journey, Clergy Excellence can help you find the next steps to becoming licensed or ordained by The United Methodist Church.

This journey can be challenging at times. Rest assured that you are not alone. Every UMC pastor had to go through the candidacy process at some point. We want to see you succeed, which is why we connect qualified candidates with mentors and provide them with the best resources available.

Most importantly, the lives you’ll change in your new role as a UMC pastor and the connections that you’ll make along the way will stay with you for a lifetime.