UMC Ordination Requirements
The Interdenominational Theological Center
Ordination requirements and graduation requirements are not the same thing. It is possible to complete the MDIV or MACE degrees without fulfilling requirements for ordination in the United Methodist Church. The following information should help you to navigate ordination requirements in light of the pending transition to a new curriculum. The courses are required by the Book of Discipline, and most Boards of Ordained Ministry will expect evidence of having completed them.
Per Para. 324.4.a (p 245) of the 2016 Book of Discipline, all those seeking ordination must take:
1. Old Testament
2. New Testament
3. Church History
4. Mission of the Church in the World
7. United Methodist Doctrine
8. United Methodist Polity
9. United Methodist History
ITC Mission Statement The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) is a consortium of denominational seminaries whose mission is to educate Christian leaders for ministry and service in the Church and the global community. The ITC educates and nurtures women and men who commit to and practice: a liberating and transforming spirituality; academic discipline; religious, gender, and cultural diversity; and justice and peace.
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In the United States of America, The United Methodist Church is divided into five areas known as jurisdictions: Northeastern, Southeastern, North Central, South Central and Western. These provide some program and leadership training events to support the annual conferences. Every four years the jurisdictional conferences meet to elect new bishops and select members of general boards and agencies.
Alabama West Florida Conference
North Alabama Conference
Red Bird Missionary Conference
Holston Annual Conference
North Georgia Conference
South Georgia Conference
North Carolina Conference
Western North Carolina Conference