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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Ecclesiastical Council for Tonya Barnett and Rev. Dr. Valencia Jackson

You are Invited to Attend the Ecclesiastical Council for Tonya Barnett and Rev. Dr. Valencia Jackson on Thursday, June 24th at 5:00 pm EDT...

Ordination of Tyler Ung

Circular Congregational UCC and the Commission on Ministry of the Southeast Conference of the UCC invite you to the Ordination of Tyler Ung, Sunday,...

Celebrating the Ordination of Haley Lerner

Haley Lerner was ordained to Christian Ministry at Kirkwood United Church of Christ in Atlanta on May 16, 2021. Haley serves as a Campus...

Ordination of Haley Lerner

You are invited to the ordination of Haley Lerner on May 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm at Kirkwood United Church of Christ in Atlanta....

Ecclesiastical Council for Tyler Ung

You Are Invited to Attend the Ecclesiastical Council for Tyler Ung Monday, May 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm Eastern. The Southeast Conference’s Commission on Ministry...