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Clergy Information and Resources

If you are one of our many and valued laity serving in ministry with a local congregation, please click here for resources on Professional Lay Ministries.

Clergy, click on the links below for more information in each area.

Annual Conference Membership
Local Pastor and Associate Member    
Order of Deacon and Elder   
Provisional Member   
Other Conference or Denomination      

Leave, Location, and Retirement   
Administrative Location    
Honorable Location    
Leave of Absence  
Clergy Medical Leave  
Retirement     

Ministry Setting
Associate Pastor
District Chaplain     
Extension Ministry    
Large Church Lead Pastor     
Midsize Church Lead Pastor     
Small Church Initiative    

Resources   
Clergy Continuing Education   
Clergy Counseling Program       
Clergy Development    
Clergy Effectiveness    
Ethics Events and Resources    
Clergy Family, Moving, and Parsonages     
Charge Conference and Cabinet Policies    
S/PPRC Resources    
UM Glossary of Terms (pdf)