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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Pastoral Anniversaries 2022

Congratulations to everyone who is celebrating Ordination Anniversaries in 2022. We celebrate you and your ministry over the years. 65 years Ann C. Schoup 60 Years ...

Celebrating the Installation of our Conference Ministers

On Saturday, April 2, 2022, folks gathered in both Atlanta, GA and Huntsville, AL to celebrate the installation of Rev. Kim Wood as our...

Service of Installation for Heather and for Kim

The Board of Directors of the Southeast Conference, United Church of Christ Invites You Service of Installation for Rev. Heather Fosburgh as Associate Conference Minister and Rev. Kim...

Invitation to Installation and Ecclesiastical Council

The Commission on Ministry invites you to two events coming up in early November. The first is the Installation of Rev. Haley Lerner as the UCC Campus Minister at...

Welcome Rev. Kim Wood, our new Conference Minister!

by Ugena Whitlock, Southeast Conference Moderator On behalf of the SEC Board of Directors, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new...