Commission on Ministry

The Commission on Ministry and its committees is charged with the preparation of candidates for ministry as well as the oversight and authorization of ministers. In the UCC there are three categories of authorization for ministry; licensed, commissioned, or ordination.  The Commission also acts to work with local churches that wish to affiliate with the United Church of Christ. On this site we have located resources that do the following:

  • Provide guidance to churches that seek to affiliate with the United Church of Christ
  • Offer summaries of steps toward becoming¬†a licensed, commissioned or ordained minister in the UCC
  • Guide candidates through the process of becoming members in discernment
  • Provide an oversight of ways to secure scholarship support for theological education and training.
  • Annual report forms for all the categories of ministry and members in discernment.

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Commission on Ministry Training Event & Initial Meetings: July 15-16

Dear Commission on Ministry colleagues: I am looking forward to many of us being together for the first time as the new Southeast Conference Commission...

News from the Conference Commission on Ministry

by Valerie Coe Lowder, Commission Chair COM Reorganization The Commission on Ministry is reorganizing in order to more effectively accomplish its work. As of Annual Meeting,...