LICENSING

APPLICANTS FOR MINISTERIAL LICENSE:

Applicants who have not completed at least one year of Bible College will be required to take training provided through Ministry Central. Purpose Institute training is also accepted. Click Here To Register for your required level of training, or see the link below if you intend to apply or upgrade.

All applicants are required to read the Bible through each time they meet the District Board for licensing or license upgrade. They must also read the UPCI Manual. It is highly recommended that ministerial applicants pay special attention to Article VII in the UPCI Manual when reading it. All local license applicants must be accompanied by his/her spouse at the District Board Meeting. If the license applicant has ever been divorced, he/she should inform the Presbyter so that the applicant can be prepared for additional requirements.

The reading requirements are here: Ministerial Reading Requirements

All 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 involvement should involve actively preaching on a weekly basis, but may also include teaching home Bible studies, participating in structured soul winning activities and discipleship classes, as well as other evangelistic venues of the local church. The applicant must meet with his/her Presbyter to discuss the reading/preaching requirements and the filled-out application before the Board Meeting. The application must be in the hands of the District Presbyter 60 days prior to the Board Meeting. Applicants should also obtain a Life Insurance Beneficiary Form and bring it filled out along with two copies of a picture of themselves and their spouse and bring two checks to the Board Meeting. 

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 District Secretary/Treasurer must receive all filled out and triple-checked applications 60 days prior to the Board Meeting. The license applicant should also supply documentation for any Launch Your Ministry or Ministry Central courses completed. The results of the certification of meeting the reading requirements (which are described below the Board Meeting should be given to the District Secretary/Treasurer prior to the Board Meeting. The Board Meeting dates (and deadlines) are noted below. 

Board Meeting Schedule:

Date

Deadline

Event

July 10, 2021

May 11, 2021

Camp Meeting - Roxbury, PA

November 4, 2021

September 4, 2021

Fall Conference - York, PA

APPLICANTS FOR MINISTERIAL LICENSE UPGRADE:

All applicants must preach an average of once a week (teaching Sunday School classes does not meet this requirement) 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 at least one year of Bible College or have completed the Reading Requirements specified by the General Board of the UPCI, and/or completed the required Ministry Central courses.

The requirements can be found here: Ministerial Reading Requirements

All required materials (training videos and ebooks) are provided via MinistryCentral.com. 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 Reading Requirements of the UPCI. Finally, they must meet the District Board for the review of their application.

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. The applicant must bring two copies of a photograph of both the applicant and the spouse. The applicant must bring two checks made out to UPCI, with the applicant’s name on the check (memo field or account name). One will be for $25.00 and have “application fee” in the memo. The other will be one quarter’s budget fee and have “budget fee” in the memo. One quarter’s budget fee is as follows: $93.50 for Local, $96.50 for General, and $99.50 for Ordination. 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 who have not completed at least one year of Bible College will be required to take training provided through Ministry Central. Purpose Institute training is also accepted. Click Here To Register for your required level of training, or see the link below if you intend to apply or upgrade.

All applicants are required to read the Bible through each time they meet the District Board for licensing or license upgrade. They must also read the UPCI Manual. It is highly recommended that ministerial applicants pay special attention to Article VII in the UPCI Manual when reading it. All local license applicants must be accompanied by his/her spouse at the District Board Meeting. If the license applicant has ever been divorced, he/she should inform the Presbyter so that the applicant can be prepared for additional requirements.

The reading requirements are here:

Ministerial Reading Requirements

All 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 involvement should involve actively preaching on a weekly basis, but may also include teaching home Bible studies, participating in structured soul winning activities and discipleship classes, as well as other evangelistic venues of the local church. The applicant must meet with his/her Presbyter to discuss the reading/preaching requirements and the filled-out application before the Board Meeting. The application must be in the hands of the District Presbyter 60 days prior to the Board Meeting. Applicants should also obtain a Life Insurance Beneficiary Form and bring it filled out along with two copies of a picture of themselves and their spouse and bring two checks to the Board Meeting.

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 District Secretary/Treasurer must receive all filled out and triple-checked applications 60 days prior to the Board Meeting. The license applicant should also supply documentation for any Launch Your Ministry or Ministry Central courses completed. The results of the certification of meeting the reading requirements (which are described below the Board Meeting should be given to the District Secretary/Treasurer prior to the Board Meeting. The Board Meeting dates (and deadlines) are noted below.

Board Meeting Schedule:

Date

Deadline

Event

July 10, 2021

May 11, 2021

Camp Meeting - Roxbury, PA

November 4, 2021

September 4, 2021

Fall Conference - York, PA

APPLICANTS FOR MINISTERIAL LICENSE UPGRADE:

All applicants must preach an average of once a week (teaching Sunday School classes does not meet this requirement) 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 at least one year of Bible College or have completed the Reading Requirements specified by the General Board of the UPCI, and/or completed the required Ministry Central courses.

The requirements can be found here:

Ministerial Reading Requirements

All required materials (training videos and ebooks) are provided via MinistryCentral.com. 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 Reading Requirements of the UPCI. Finally, they must meet the District Board for the review of their application.

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. The applicant must bring two copies of a photograph of both the applicant and the spouse. The applicant must bring two checks made out to UPCI, with the applicant’s name on the check (memo field or account name). One will be for $25.00 and have “application fee” in the memo. The other will be one quarter’s budget fee and have “budget fee” in the memo. One quarter’s budget fee is as follows: $93.50 for Local, $96.50 for General, and $99.50 for Ordination. 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.)