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 Pastors
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.
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The Ministry of Elders
The Ministry of Endorsed Clergy