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.

Please view the “Resources” menu tab for more details.

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...

Installation Celebration for Rev. Courtney Jones

by Rev. Heather Fosburgh On Saturday, September 11, 2021, Pilgrimage United Church of Christ and the Southeast Conference celebrated the installation of Rev. Courtney Jones...

An Ordination and Two Installations

Sunday, August 22, 2021, was a special day in the life of the Southeast Conference, as we ordained, and then installed, Rev. Tonya Barnett,...

Celebrating an Ordination and two Installations

The Commission on Ministry has been hard at work the last couple of months and we have a number of opportunities in the coming...