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Candidates

The Effective Ministry 360 (EM360) is an important part of your candidacy application process that will enable you and your dCOM to identify what gifts, strengths, areas for development, and attributes you demonstrate as you begin the application process for certified candidacy. The EM360 for the candidacy process is started in UMCARES as part of the candidacy track. The resources below are also available in the “Effective Ministry 360 (EM360)-Candidacy” step.

EM360 Quick Start for Candidates (PDF)

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Duke University

Seeking ordination? GBHEM can connect you with one of the 13 United Methodist seminaries or other United Methodist-approved theological schools.

Students studying

Interested in training to become a local pastor? Learn more about licensing and the Course of Study process.

UMC Cyber Campus

The UMC Cyber Campus is a multilingual learning platform for theological and higher education that aims to enhance global access to affordable, high-quality digital educational resources.

Effective Ministry 360

Need assistance setting and reaching ministry goals for your congregation? Want some guidance with your own continuing formation? Effective Ministry 360 can help.

Message at podium

Find out how the Young Clergy Initiative (YCI) works to grow the next generation of clergy in The United Methodist Church.