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Becoming a UCC Pastor

If you or someone in your congregation is discerning a call to ministry in the UCC, click here to learn more information on the various processes toward UCC Ministerial Authorization and Standing.

Resources for Clergy

For clergy, it can often be easy to pour out care and compassion to others and neglect our own spirit. Self-care, personal growth, and rest are all aspects of spiritual care for pastors. Resources for setting clear boundaries, continuing personal growth and education, and opportunities for renewal are all featured here.

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Resources for Congregations

Churches are communities of faith, but also nonprofit corporations that have responsibilities to accurately and ethically handle property and finances. “Human Resources” is both a pool of volunteers and an administrative responsibility. These resources are to help congregations fulfill their responsibilities in both accountability and care for the community.

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Grants & Scholarships

Grants and scholarships allow us to support each other and provide unique opportunities to learn and grow. Such opportunities allow for clergy partners and the Church to do more than anyone could alone. 

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Professional Development

We are called to continue to grow, professionally and personally. Boundary training is a requirement for all authorized ministers in the United Church of Christ. Associations also require Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as a form of professional accountability. These range from involvement in the wider Church, to independent study and workshops or classes. 

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