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Members in Discernment
Do You Believe God May Be Calling You To Ministry?

In the United Church of Christ, women and men considering ministry — whether commissioned, licensed or ordained — begin their journey in their local congregation, and later seek status as a Member in Discernment (MID) with their Association’s Commission on Ministry. 

DISCERNING A CALL TO AUTHORIZED MINISTRY (UCC.ORG)

THE MANUAL ON MINISTRY CHAPTER: STUDENT IN CARE OF ASSOCIATION (NOW KNOWN AS MID)

How am I called to be Christ's servant in the service of others? What does the Church need from me in order to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil? How do I discern a call to ministry in the United Church of Christ? Ask the Question to explore paths of discernment, the requirements for education and formation, the possibilities and settings of ministry, and much more! Use the Discernment Travelogue individually or with a discernment support committee in your local church to develop a variety of practices for listening to God’s direction; the Travelogue is also available in Spanish.