Becoming UM Clergy

God’s blessings on you as you pray for his guidance in discerning where you are being called to minister (local church pastor, youth pastor, chaplain, etc.). There are many resources and people available to assist you in your discernment journey.

Read and study the Candidacy Process document (see link below). Meet with your pastor or campus minister. Ask for a copy of The Christian as Minister. Read that book and discuss it with your pastor or campus minister. Then contact the district office to make an appointment to meet with the District Superintendent (864-223-2650 or gwdist@umcsc.org).

CANDIDACY PROCESS