Welcome to the process of Becoming A Certified Candidate in the Virginia Conference! The Center for Clergy Excellence and the Board of Ordained Ministry give thanks for the call that God has placed upon your life and we look forward to continuing the journey with you.
There are a series of requirements that must be fulfilled prior to submitting your Jotform application to meet with the District Committee on Ordained Ministry. Below you will find a checklist which is designed to provide you with the necessary forms and instructions to fill out your application.
Becoming A Certified Candidate Checklist
Forms for your application
Most forms for your application are hyperlinked through the checklist. The Word doc to help you complete the written responses to the historical questions can be found here.
Becoming A Certified Candidate Jotform Applications
Be sure to click on the application that corresponds to your district.
Becoming a Certified Candidate Applications
- Coastal Virginia
- Living Waters
- Mission Rivers
- Mountain View
- Northern Virginia
- Shenandoah River
- Three Notch’d
- Valley Ridge
Candidacy Summit Events
The Candidacy Summit is an overnight event for anyone (18 or older and out of high school) who is interested in learning more about pursuing ministry leadership in the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church (VAUMC). (There are separate events for high school students who are interested in pursing ministry leadership.) The purpose of the Candidacy Summit is to provide opportunities for vocational discernment, connection with others who are exploring God’s call in their lives, and deeper understanding about the VAUMC journey toward certified, licensed and ordained ministry.
Next Events: July 7-8, 2023; January 12-13, 2024 and July 26-27, 2024