The Call to Ministry
Feeling an urge to consider ministry as a vocation, but unsure what that means? You are not alone.
January 12-14, 2024 - Candidacy Summit
This event is for persons in the candidacy process, who have already talked with their D.S. about entering the process. The weekend will include an introduction to the conference, worship, spiritual formation, psychological evaluations, peer groups with mentors, etc. Registration closes December 22, 2023.
Steps to Ministry
Is God calling you?
God calls everyone to love and serve God. God calls some for licensed or ordained ministry. These steps serve two purposes; they help you to deepen your own understanding of your call, and they help us to know you and be a part of your discernment process to be a certified candidate in the United Methodist Church.
View a detailed checklist for candidacy — from discerning a call to licensing or ordination — at the button below.
View the Guide
In this two-part teaching, Rev. Molly Moore shares how you can cultivate an organic culture of call at your local church and how we can encourage listening to God's call at all ages.
Spiritual gifts are sometimes considered mystifying, complicated and hard to understand. Yet, learning about how God has uniquely equipped and gifted each of us is a step towards understanding our calling as God’s children and how we are called as kingdom workers on earth. In two short videos, Rev. Molly Moore offers a short teaching on the SHAPE method for discerning your spiritual gifts and the GRASP model for discovering your God-given purpose.
A list of books to help with your discernment process.
A list of books specifically related to United Methodism and clergy roles in the denomination to help with your discernment process.
Online resources to explore as you discern your call.
A glossary of terms used in the United Methodist denomination.
How were you called into ministry? Lay and clergy people around Missouri tell how God spoke into their lives and called them to the ministry.
Hear Call Stories