Candidating for ministry

I will make myself a candidate for a pulpit or other position of ministry only with serious intent, and I will observe the established candidating procedures of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

I will stay informed of the latest rules and policies of the UUA’s Ministerial Fellowship Committee.

I will honor the intellectual property of others, assuring that appropriate attribution is given to avoid intentionally creating the impression that the work of others is my own.

I will demonstrate respect and compassion without regard to race, color, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability or ethnicity.

It is the process by which you and the church test your call.

This will begin in your circuit, before going to the district and then to a selection committee that represents the Connexional Church.

Such equitable treatment shall be extended to all to whom I minister regardless of position in the organization, including to those who may disagree with me.

I will work to confront attitudes and practices of unjust discrimination on the basis of race, color, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, or ethnicity, and to challenge them within myself and in individuals, congregations, and groups I serve.

4.3 The Church recognises its pastoral responsibility to care for the welfare of its Ministers.4.7 The Superintendent of a married Candidate shall satisfy Synod that the Candidate’s spouse has accepted the implications and demands of being married to a Minister.4.8 A Superintendent who intends to nominate a Candidate shall notify the Director of the Education for Ministry and Mission Unit in writing before the 31st July and shall forward to the Director a copy of the Candidate’s birth certificate and copies of the highest educational certificates or qualifications held by the Candidate.These simple gestures and actions flowed from a man who loved Christ, loved the Gospel, and was not afraid to show his love to others.I grew to treasure his friendship, encouragement, prayers, and many conversations which always focused on our Savior.Welcome to an online ministry of help, support, and encouragement to wives of pastors, ministers, missionaries, and clergy.

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