Discover Your Calling, Choose Your Path!
The Ministerial Development Journey is for those who have an overwhelming desire to serve God at a deeper level in a vocational or bi-vocational role. Their spiritual gifts and talents have been placed in them for the purpose of being unleashed by the Holy Spirit as a Kingdom worker into the world. God has blessed them with a heart for a specific ministry, and the call to serve has been affirmed by those around them.
Map Out Your Journey
Even the longest journey begins with a single step
Discover Your Call
Become a Student!
Step One: Register with the Wesleyan Church
By doing this, you will gain access to the Ministerial Development Portal, where you can view your profile and transcript records at any time in the process.
Step Two: Transfer college transcripts
If you have previous college experience, send your official college transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will assist you in adding these to your student profile. Only the first and last transcript sent to them needs to be an official copy; intermediate transcripts can be what you download from the university.
Step Three: Complete a background check with the GLR
Complete the registration/background check form for the Great Lakes Region (GLR). You may use the provided PayPal link to submit the $30 fee for the background check.
Choose Your Educational Path
Option One: Pursue a Degree
Choose a degree program at a Wesleyan University or Seminary.
Choose the path that works best for your unique situation
Option Two: Pursue a Certificate
Choose a Certificate level course through Kingswood Extended, Oklahoma Wesleyan University Cross Training, The GLR Kickstarter Program, or FLAMA for those who are Spanish Speaking.
Pursue Your Credentials
Once licensed, you could choose to remain licensed or move on to becoming ordained. At this point, that license will give you the rites to perform rituals (weddings, baptisms, and serving communion).
How to get credentialed as an ordained minister:
1- Become Educationally Certified
2- Become Licensed
After you’ve completed two years full-time, or a minimum of 3,000 hours, as a Licensed Minister, you will be ready to begin the application and interview process for becoming an ordination candidate.
3- Set up an ordination interview!
Contact Tonya Waite at email@example.com to set up an interview appointment and learn more.
Common Credentialing Questions
Connect With Our Team!
We understand that the ministerial development process can get overwhelming at times. Don’t do this journey alone! Connect with a team member today!
Regional Board of Ministerial Development Coordinator
Regional Board of Ministerial Development Co-Chair
Inquire about scheduling an interview for credentialing
Education & Clergy Development Division