Candidating for methodist ministers

The United Methodist Church requires a provisional period of two years.

This process may begin when half the education requirements have been met, but must include at least two years following the completion of a seminary degree.

The information on this page assumes you will also avail yourself of all the information provided for candidates on General Board of Higher Education and Ministry website.

Click here for a step-by-step detailing of the Candidacy process (GBHEM).

The candidate or the DCOM may contact the Psychological Assessment Registrar to begin this process. Smith may be contacted at 215-429-4592 or [email protected]

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.

Cost shall be split between the candidate and the Board of Ordained Ministry.

The psychological assessment process must be completed and the District Committee on Ministry (DCOM) must receive an assessment report before the candidate appears before the DCOM to request approval as a certified candidate for ordained/licensed ministry.

Therefore, PLEASE NOTE: Candidate should inform the references that they have two weeks from the time they receive the evaluation forms to return them to Rev. Failure of the references to return their evaluations in a timely fashion may delay the candidate’s interview.

Members of the NC Conference often attend: Licensed local pastors must have graduated from an accredited high school or have received a certificate of equivalency before becoming a certified candidate.

The licensed local pastor must pursue theological education through an approved seminary or in the Course of Study.


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