Applicants for Ministerial License
New Application Form:
UPCI Headquarters has designed all-new license applications which must
be used from now on.
A licensed minister who has a login set up for
www.upciministers.com can download any of these applications.
Regarding Applicants for Ministerial License:
All applicants for ministerial license (or upgrade) must preach an average of once a week (teaching Sunday
School classes does not meet this requirement) for the six month period prior to meeting the District Board. They must have
their pastor's approval to seek ministerial license. They must fulfill the
of the UPCI. They must fill out the appropriate license application (the process is described in the
next paragraph). They must take a written exam from their Sectional Presbyter, and at that time certify that they have
met the Reading Requirements of the UPCI. Finally, they must meet the District Board for the review of their application.
Ministerial License Application Procedure:
All applicants must obtain applications from their local pastor who in turn receives them from their Sectional
Presbyter. After filling out the application, the local pastor must check over the application carefully,
sign it, and give it to the Sectional Presbyter who must check over the application carefully and then send it to the
District Secretary-Treasurer. The District Secretary-Treasurer must receive all filled out and triple-checked applications
60 days prior to the Board Meeting. The results of the written
examination and the certification of meeting the Reading Requirements (which are described below the Board Meeting Schedule)
should be given to the District Secretary-Treasurer prior to the Board Meeting. The Board Meeting dates (and deadlines) are;
therefore, noted in the calendar below.
Board Meeting Schedule 2012:
|| at District Conference||Breckenridge, Colorado
|| at Campmeeting
||Douglas Co Fairgrounds, Castle Rock
||Fall Planning Session
TBD = Yet To Be Determined
All License Applicants must read all of the books indicated in the
Reading Requirements list, must preach 26
times during the six months prior to meeting the District Board, and must meet
with his/her Presbyter to take an exam (this is true for all levels) and to
discuss the exam results, the reading and preaching requirements and the filled
out application with his/her Presbyter well before the Board Meeting!!
The filled out application must be in the hands of the District Secretary 60
days prior to the Board Meeting!! You should also obtain a Life Insurance
Beneficiary form from your Presbyter, fill it out and bring it, two copies of a
picture of you and your spouse and bring two checks to the Board Meeting (to be
filled out there at the Board Meeting)>
Written Exam: (New Requirement)
Additionally, all applicants for ministerial license (or upgrade) will be required to take an examination
(a written test) from their Sectional Presbyter prior to meeting the District Board. Please speak to your Sectional
Presbyter to schedule a time to do this. You will also be required (at the time of taking the written exam)
to sign a form certifying that you have met all of the reading requirements. Please read the Ministerial Applicants'