Candidates for Ministry


As a Candidate for Ministry, you are responsible to see that all necessary items are in your file.  Checklists are provided to help you in the journey:  

Beginning Candidacy through Certified Candidate Checklist Here 

Certified Candidate through Ordination Checklist Here 

Certified Candidate through Licensed Local Pastor Checklist Here 

Background Checks - REQUIRED- State Police, PA Child Abuse, Federal (FBI) Criminal History Report


  • Have you ever wondered "God where/how is it you are calling me to serve?"
  • Do you know individuals being called to the ministry of a pastor within the United Methodist Church? 
  • Have you wondered what is the difference in serving as an ordained elder, ordained deacon, a local pastor and /or a certified lay minister?  
  • Do you know the various certified ministries honored by the United Methodist Church?
*God's Call Event ONLY required if you are moving toward certified candidacy - only need to attend once   
  •  The next event will be posted - TBA [to be announce] Stay Tune . . .

Safe Sanctuary Training required:  Schedule of upcoming training HERE  

Candidacy Forms

posted Mar 3, 2014, 11:37 AM by   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 7:17 AM by Vicky Salisbury ]

Attached below are the forms that need to be completed and returned to the District Office as you work through Candidacy studies.

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