Certification in a Specialized Ministry is The United Methodist Church’s recognition that an individual has been called, has made a commitment to serve and has fulfilled the required standards for academic training, experience, and continuing study to serve with excellence.
The continuing validity of certification is dependent upon a biennial review and renewal. This review/renewal is to be done in even years like this one.
If you are certified in a specialized ministry, please complete and return to the Office of Ministerial Concerns the form found at
The deadline to complete this form is May 13.
If you choose not to submit the form, your record will be marked inactive and you would need to submit a letter requesting reinstatement. Additional course may be required.
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