Ministry of Word & Sacrament Program
The Ministry of Word & Sacrament Program is for those preparing for ordained ministry.
The Ministry of Word & Sacrament Program is for those who are discerning a call to ordained ministry in the UCC, when their Committee on Ministry decides that it provides the appropriate educational and formational path for them. Participants must be MIDs and their Committees must approve their enrollment in the program. In most cases, the Christian Leadership Program is the pre-requisite for participation in the Word & Sacrament Program. Most participants complete it in four to six years. Much of the program is web-conferenced, but there are also requirements for in-person classes and supervision.
Here is a description of the program.
The United Church of Christ uses the Marks of Faithful and Effective Ministry in discernment.
Read more about supervised ministry here.
We are planning to offer this program in 2018-2019. Check back for more information and an application.
Rev. Mary Larson completed the Ministry of Word and Sacrament Program in November of 2017 and was ordained in 2018. With her is Rev. Dr. Marjorie Purnine, Dean of the New York School of Ministry.