LICENSING

APPLICANTS FOR MINISTERIAL LICENSE

Applicants will be required to take training provided through Ministry Central. (Click Here To Register for your required level of training, or see the link below if you intend to apply or upgrade. Purpose Institute training is also accepted as long as the additional required reading for license is completed. The PI student’s curriculum includes additional required reading for ministerial license.

PASTORAL AUTHORITY:

The Pennsylvania District UPCI considers the spiritual authority of the local pastor to be of utmost importance. Therefore, all applicants for ministerial license will always need the full and complete permission and participation of any applicant’s pastor.

APPLICATION:

The applicant’s pastor, presbyter (or any licensed minister who has an account with www.upciministers.com can download any application. The application must be filled out completely and must be signed by the applicant’s pastor. The pastor and/or presbyter may help the candidate ensure the completeness and accuracy of the application form. 

You may also download applications here:

MINISTERIAL LICENSE APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

After filling out the application, it will be given to the local pastor. The pastor will review the application carefully, sign it, and give it to the Presbyter who will send it to the District Secretary/Treasurer after he has checked it over. The Presbyter must receive all completed applications 60 days prior to the Board Meeting. The license applicant should also supply documentation for Ministry Central or Purpose Institute courses completed. In the event the applicant has not completed the Ministry Central Course at the 60 day deadline must have the course transcripts with them when they meet the District Board. The Board Meeting dates (and deadlines) are noted below.

Board Meeting Schedule:

Date

Deadline

Event

February 9, 2023

December 9, 2022

District Board

&

Leadership Retreat

July 15, 2023

May 15, 2023

PA District Camp

November 1, 2023

September 1, 2023

PA Harvest Conference

APPLICANTS REQUIREMENTS FOR MINISTERIAL LICENSE:

All required materials (training videos and ebooks) are provided via MinistryCentral.com or through completion of Purpose Institute courses.  All applicants must fill out the appropriate license application (see the Application Form section above), and at the time it is sent in certify that they have met the courses and reading requirements of the UPCI. In the event the Ministry Central and Reading Requirements are not completed at the 60 day deadline the applicant must have the documentation/transcripts with them at the District Board meeting. Applicant must meet the District Board for the review of their application. The applicant may contact their Presbyter to discuss the reading/preaching requirements and application process. The application must be in the hands of the District Presbyter 60 days prior to the Board Meeting(email, mail). 
Local License: All Local License Applicants must take all of the classes(video, ebook, exam) and complete all of the reading.  Applicants must have been involved on a consistent weekly basis in the evangelistic and ministerial efforts of their local church under the direction of their pastor for at least the past six months prior to meeting the District Board. This active ministerial involvement would include any or all of the following: preaching, teaching, home Bible studies, participating in structured soul winning activities and discipleship classes, as well as other evangelistic venues of the local church.
License Upgrades: All License upgrade applicants must preach an average of once a week (teaching Sunday School classes does not meet this requirement with the exception of teaching an Adult Sunday School class) for the six-month period prior to meeting the District Board. They must fulfill the education requirements specified in the UPCI Manual; which is that they must have completed the Reading Requirements specified by the General Board of the UPCI, and completed the required Ministry Central and/or Purpose Institute courses.
The requirements can be found here: Ministerial Reading Requirements

ON BOARD MEETING DAY:

When a ministerial applicant meets the District Board for licensing, remember the following: All applicants must be accompanied by his/her spouse. If applicant has not submitted their Reading and Ministry Central documentation/transcripts, they must have those when they meet the District Board. The applicant must bring two copies of a photograph of both the applicant and the spouse.

Local License Applicants must bring two checks: 
One check made out to PA District (mark PA District budget fee in memo line)
$100.00 (PA District first quarter budget fee)

One check made out to United Pentecostal Church International (mark application and budget fee in memo line)
$118.50 ($93.50 first quarter budget fee + one time $25.00 application fee)

License Upgrade (General and Ordination) must bring one check:

One check made out to United Pentecostal Church International (mark application fee in the memo line)
$ 25.00 (UPCI application processing fee)
Note: Budget fee adjustments will be made automatically from the PA District and UPCI in your next billing cycle.

Applicants future UPCI one quarter’s budget fee is as follows: Local: $93.50, General: $96.50, Ordination: $99.50
Applicant’s name must appear on the check (memo field or account name).
The applicant must bring the Life Insurance Beneficiary Form which designates the beneficiaries for the UPCI Life Insurance Policy. This form must be fully filled out and signed and dated. (If you have questions about how to properly fill out this form, please contact the District Secretary/Treasurer).

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:

The applicant should understand that if approved for license with the United Pentecostal Church, he/she will be responsible to pay the quarterly District License fees of $100 for Local, $125 for General and $150 for Ordained.  Headquarters’ Budget Fees per quarter must be paid as well. ($93.50 for Local, $96.50 for General, and $99.50 for Ordination.)

APPLICANTS FOR MINISTERIAL LICENSE:

Applicants will be required to take training provided through Ministry Central. (Click Here To Register for your required level of training, or see the link below if you intend to apply or upgrade. Purpose Institute training is also accepted as long as the additional required reading for license is completed. The PI student’s curriculum includes additional required reading for ministerial license.

PASTORAL AUTHORITY:

The Pennsylvania District UPCI considers the spiritual authority of the local pastor to be of utmost importance. Therefore, all applicants for ministerial license will always need the full and complete permission and participation of any applicant’s pastor.

APPLICATION:

The applicant’s pastor, presbyter (or any licensed minister who has an account with www.upciministers.com can download any application. The application must be filled out completely and must be signed by the applicant’s pastor. The pastor and/or presbyter may help the candidate ensure the completeness and accuracy of the application form.

You may also download applications here:

MINISTERIAL LICENSE APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

After filling out the application, it will be given to the local pastor. The pastor will review the application carefully, sign it, and give it to the Presbyter who will send it to the District Secretary/Treasurer after he has checked it over. The Presbyter must receive all completed applications 60 days prior to the Board Meeting. The license applicant should also supply documentation for Ministry Central or Purpose Institute courses completed. In the event the applicant has not completed the Ministry Central Course at the 60 day deadline must have the course transcripts with them when they meet the District Board. The Board Meeting dates (and deadlines) are noted below.

Board Meeting Schedule:

Date

Deadline

Event

February 9, 2023

December 9, 2022

District Board

&

Leadership Retreat

July 15, 2023

May 15, 2023

PA District Camp

November 1, 2023

September 1, 2023

PA Harvest Conference

APPLICANTS REQUIREMENTS FOR MINISTERIAL LICENSE:

All required materials (training videos and ebooks) are provided via MinistryCentral.com or through completion of Purpose Institute courses.  All applicants must fill out the appropriate license application (see the Application Form section above), and at the time it is sent in certify that they have met the courses and reading requirements of the UPCI. In the event the Ministry Central and Reading Requirements are not completed at the 60 day deadline the applicant must have the documentation/transcripts with them at the District Board meeting. Applicant must meet the District Board for the review of their application. The applicant may contact their Presbyter to discuss the reading/preaching requirements and application process. The application must be in the hands of the District Presbyter 60 days prior to the Board Meeting(email, mail). 
Local License: All Local License Applicants must take all of the classes(video, ebook, exam) and complete all of the reading.  Applicants must have been involved on a consistent weekly basis in the evangelistic and ministerial efforts of their local church under the direction of their pastor for at least the past six months prior to meeting the District Board. This active ministerial involvement would include any or all of the following: preaching, teaching, home Bible studies, participating in structured soul winning activities and discipleship classes, as well as other evangelistic venues of the local church.
License Upgrades: All License upgrade applicants must preach an average of once a week (teaching Sunday School classes does not meet this requirement with the exception of teaching an Adult Sunday School class) for the six-month period prior to meeting the District Board. They must fulfill the education requirements specified in the UPCI Manual; which is that they must have completed the Reading Requirements specified by the General Board of the UPCI, and completed the required Ministry Central and/or Purpose Institute courses.
The requirements can be found here: Ministerial Reading Requirements

ON BOARD MEETING DAY:

When a ministerial applicant meets the District Board for licensing, remember the following: All applicants must be accompanied by his/her spouse. If applicant has not submitted their Reading and Ministry Central documentation/transcripts, they must have those when they meet the District Board. The applicant must bring two copies of a photograph of both the applicant and the spouse.

Local License Applicants must bring two checks: 
One check made out to PA District (mark PA District budget fee in memo line)
$100.00 (PA District first quarter budget fee)

One check made out to United Pentecostal Church International (mark application and budget fee in memo line)
$118.50 ($93.50 first quarter budget fee + one time $25.00 application fee)

License Upgrade (General and Ordination) must bring one check:

One check made out to United Pentecostal Church International (mark application fee in the memo line)
$ 25.00 (UPCI application processing fee)
Note: Budget fee adjustments will be made automatically from the PA District and UPCI in your next billing cycle.

Applicants future UPCI one quarter’s budget fee is as follows: Local: $93.50, General: $96.50, Ordination: $99.50
Applicant’s name must appear on the check (memo field or account name).
The applicant must bring the Life Insurance Beneficiary Form which designates the beneficiaries for the UPCI Life Insurance Policy. This form must be fully filled out and signed and dated. (If you have questions about how to properly fill out this form, please contact the District Secretary/Treasurer).

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:

The applicant should understand that if approved for license with the United Pentecostal Church, he/she will be responsible to pay the quarterly District License fees of $100 for Local, $125 for General and $150 for Ordained.  Headquarters’ Budget Fees per quarter must be paid as well. ($93.50 for Local, $96.50 for General, and $99.50 for Ordination.)