Board of Ordained Ministry

Exploring Your Call to Ministry

Steps into Certification

The next Steps will help you to decide how you want to answer God’s call.

Step 2

  • Write your statement of call and prepare to be interviewed in light of Wesley’s historic questions, as found in paragraph 310.1d of the 2016 Book of Discipline (page 230).
  • Request an interview with the Pastor/Staff Parish Relations Committee of your local church. Submit your written call statement to the committee.

Step 3

Step 4

  • While at the District Office, request to be entered into the UMCARES (United Methodist Candidate and Record Entry System). A $75 fee will be required.
    While at the District Office, request permission to attend the next Candidacy Summit. Registration is through the Pathways to Ministry software.

Click on the button below for the next step in your new journey.

Becoming a Certified Candidate