The Candidacy Pathway process for entering ministry in The United Church of Canada was implemented on January 1, 2019.
Financial support for congregations hiring a youth or young adult in a church leadership program over the summer.
Read why active ministers chose a ministry vocation, what they love about it, and what challenges they face.
God's world needs leaders: ordered ministers and lay leaders. Learn how to answer God's call for you.
The United Church recognizes one order of ministry in two expressions.
How to become an ordered minister in The United Church of Canada.
Learn about the process for ministry personnel in another denomination to become ordered United Church ministers (new applications on hold).
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.