Candidacy Summit January 2021

Friday, January 22, 2021 - Saturday, January 23, 2021

**January 2021's Summit will be held online.**

Please reserve Friday, January 22 from 9:45am - 4:30pm and Saturday, January 23 from 9:00am - 12:30pm for our time together.

Information about the Summit, including a typical schedule, is available at An adapted schedule will be emailed to you the week before the Summit.

*First Name
*Last Name
Preferred Name
*Address 1
Address 2
Secondary Address
Secondary Phone Number

Please list as MM/DD/YYYY

*Primary Church

Name the church that you attend.


Select the district of your local church from the list below.


Are you currently enrolled in college or seminary or do you plan to start college or seminary in the next six months?

If you answered yes to the previous question, please list the school.
Registration Fee

You must select one of the following options.You have the option to pay directly after submitting your registration using a credit card or mailing a check. Full refund may be requested (in writing) for cancellation of registration at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Partial and/or full refund may be available for other cancellations on a case by case basis.

$250 ($250)

The $250 registration fee covers the cost of the background check, psychological test required for certification as a candidate and your portion of food and lodging costs. Where possible, the local church or ministry setting is encouraged to assist candidates with the expense of candidacy. The remainder of the costs will be paid by the Board of Ordained Ministry.

$50 ($50)

The $50 registration is for those who have previously paid $200 and completed the background check and psychological assessment.

Physical Limitations

Please list any special needs you may have and we will do our best to accommodate.

*How did you find out about Candidacy Summit? (check as many as apply)
District Superintendent
Great Plains website
Other (please specify):
*Have you interviewed with your District Superintendent and been enrolled in UMCARES/received a recommendation to enter the candidacy process?

Check box if yes; required before registration is accepted.

*I understand the following:

There are steps related to the Candidacy Summit, psychological assessment and background check that must be completed in UMCARES no later than January 7, 2021 in order to be elibible to attend the Summit. Additionally, I understand that there are other non-UMCARES pre-Summit requirements such as a written statement of call, creation of a prayer team and review of certain scripture passages and chapters in the candidacy book (listed in the Step-by-Step Guide for Candidacy) that I will need to complete prior to the Summit in order to arrive prepared.

*Are you Safe Gatherings certified?

If not, you must complete the Safe Gatherings certification process at, complete all paperwork and submit payment prior to January 7, 2021 to be eligible to attend the Summit.

If you answered yes to being Safe Gatherings certified, please enter the date (MM/DD/YYYY) at which your certification expires.
*I am currently serving as:
District Superintendent Assignment
Certified Lay Minister
Location of assignment if CLM or DSA
*I will be using my own laptop or tablet:

A laptop or tablet is required in order to complete candidacy summit tests. There is a very limited number of spare laptops for the conference office to lend. Please plan to bring your own or borrow one to bring to Candidacy Summit. Tablet devices should work for the testing.

Please be sure to bring your power cord with your device so you do not run out of battery.


For any questions regarding the Candidacy Summit contact Rev. Karen Jeffcoat at

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