Candidacy

How do I begin the process?

Your first step is to write to the district superintendent (DS) including your statement of call and request admission to the candidacy process and assignment of a candidacy mentor. The DS and district committee will assign a candidacy mentor; the DS office will send you an email invitation, which includes instructions to log in, create a password, and enroll online in candidacy.

The Ministry of Licensed Local Pas​tors

This flyer describes the role of a local pastor in The United Methodist Church, as well as the educational requirements and steps for becoming a local pastor.
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The Ministry of Deacons

The role of a deacon in The United Methodist Church is described in this flyer, along with educational requirements, candidacy, commissioning, ordination, and more. The flyer also lists many of the places deacons serve.
English | Spanish | Korean

 

The Ministry of Elders

The service of United Methodist elders is described in this flyer, which also outlines the application process, educational requirements, and candidacy.
English Spanish | Korean

 

The Ministry of Endorsed Clergy

This flyer describes the ministry of chaplains and pastoral counselors, including the process for endorsement by the United Methodist Endorsing Agency. 
English | Spanish | Korean

 

Need More Information?

Connect with us via email or phone for any questions or concerns you might have. A full listing of staff is also available.

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