Candidacy Process

Persons who believe that God is calling them to ministry in The United Methodist Church will be involved in a process of discernment.  There are many components to this, but the main feature is working with a mentor.

The role of the minister in the candidacy process...What do I do when someone is saying, "I Think God is Calling Me" ?   Talk with your minister & read The Christian as Minister.

To know the guidelines in beginning the process within the Peninsula-Delaware Conference:  Guidelines to Enter Candidacy Process

You can also download the form for Recommendation or Renewal for Candidacy.

If you are a young person seeking to know more about your call, you may want to link to the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s website designed to assist you in this discernment -



Candidacy Retreat Dates 2019-2020

Kent Island United Methodist Church, 2739 Cox Neck Rd, Chester, MD

9:00 a.m. – ZOOM Meeting

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020


 Other Resources:

Candidacy from GBHEM

Starting Candidacy


For additional information, please contact:

Rev. Mark FarnellCandidacy Registrar



The Candidacy Process