God's world needs leaders: ordered ministers and lay leaders. Learn how to answer God's call for you.
There are two streams of ordered ministry in the United Church: diaconal and ordained.
How to become an ordered minister in The United Church of Canada.
Learn about the process for members of the United Church to become ordered ministers.
Learn about the process for ministry personnel in another denomination to become ordered United Church ministers.
The United Church has agreements with three denominations to accept the credentials of each other's ordered ministers: PROK, UCCP, and UCC.
Learn about some of the financial support available to people who are entering ministry in the United Church.
Members of the church respond to God’s call through many different forms of service.
Full members with a call to worship leadership develop their gifts through study and are licensed by a presbytery.
Full members of a pastoral charge who are licensed by the Conference to administer the sacraments within their pastoral charge.
Lay leadership may also include congregational designated ministers, music ministry, youth work, or parish nursing.