Applicants for Ministerial License

New Reading Requirements

The General Board has recently made a significant change to the reading requirements for all ministerial applicants (for both English and Spanish speaking). The United Pentecostal Church (including the Colorado District) will now only accept the new requirements! These new requirements include excellent materials (training videos and ebooks) provided via MinistryCentral.com. Please see our Reading Requirements webpage. There is a way to satisfy these requirements through a current participation with Purpose Institute.

The 2018 General Conference passed Resolution 3 which removed from Article XII, Section 2, Paragraph 9 the following words, "... at least one (1) year in a Bible college endorsed by the United Pentecostal Church International (see paragraph 10) or have completed ..." This means that all applicants, including Bible College graduates, will have to read the books or ebooks specified on the official Reading Requirements list.

Pastoral Authority:
The Colorado District United Pentecostal Church considers the spiritual authority of the local pastor to be of paramount importance. Therefore, all applicants for ministerial license will always need the full and complete permission and participation of any ministerial applicant's pastor.

Application Form 2018:
All applicants for ministerial license must use the correct and current application form. Your pastor, presbyter (or any licensed minister who has a login set up for www.upciministers.com) can download any of these applications.   The application must be dated "Revised October 2018" in the upper right hand corner of page 1 of the application!  The application must be filled out completely and correctly 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.

Additionally, all local or general license applicants must fill out the Additional Question(s) appropriate form below.

Or Right-click and download from here...

English Local General Ordination
Spanish Local General Ordination
Additional Questions Local Additional General Additional no additional 

You will also need to bring the Life Insurance Beneficiary Form filled out, signed, and dated to your Meeting with the District Board.

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Regarding Applicants for Ministerial License:
All applicants for Local license (or upgrade) must be involved in active ministry on a weekly basis. All applicants for General license must preach an average of once a week for the six month time period prior to meeting the District Board. They must have their pastor's approval to seek ministerial license. They must also fulfill the educational requirements specified in the UPCI Manual, as specified by the General Board; the Reading Requirements specified by the General Board of the UPCI! The General Board has recently made a significant change to these requirements. The United Pentecostal Church (including the Colorado District) will only accept the new requirements. These new requirements include excellent materials (training videos and ebooks) provided via MinistryCentral.com. Applicants must fill out the appropriate license application (see the Application Form section above). They will have to certify that they have met the current Reading Requirements of the UPCI. Finally, they must meet the District Board for the review of their application. All local license applicants (or applicants who is meeting the Colorado District Board) must be accompanied by his/her ' spouse and his/her pastor 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.

Ministerial License Application Procedure:
All applicants must obtain applications from their local pastor. After filling out the application, the local pastor must check over the application carefully, sign it, and give it to the Sectional Presbyter who must check over the application carefully and then send it to the District Secretary-Treasurer. 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 MinistryCentral courses completed. The certification of completion for the Reading Requirements (which are described below the Board Meeting Schedule) should be given to the District Secretary-Treasurer prior to the Board Meeting. The Board Meeting dates (and deadlines) are; therefore, noted in the calendar below.

Board Meeting Schedule 2019:

Date: Deadline: Event:Location:
March 5, 2019 January 4, 2019 Early Board MeetingFamily Worship Center
Colorado Springs
April 25, 2019 February 24, 2019 District Conference Breckenridge
June 17, 2019 April 18, 2019 Campmeeting Douglas Co Fairgrounds,
Castle Rock
October 21, 2019 August 22, 2019 Fall Planning
Board Meeting
Denver or Castle Rock

TBD = Yet To Be Determined

Required:

All License Applicants must have completed all courses and read all books or ebooks indicated in the Reading Requirements list and must meet with his/her Presbyter to go over the filled out application, check certificates for reading requirements, and check any preaching requirements well before the Board Meeting!!   General license applicants must preach 26 times during the six months prior to meeting the District Board. The filled out application must be in the hands of the District-Secretary 60 days prior to the 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. All local license applicants must be accompanied by his/her spouse and his/her pastor at the District Board Meeting. You should also obtain a Life Insurance Beneficiary Form from here or from upciministers.com, fill it out and bring it, two copies of a picture of you and your spouse and bring two checks to the Board Meeting (to be filled out there at the Board Meeting).

On Board Meeting Day:
When a ministerial applicant meets the District Board for examination by the District Board, there are some additional necessary things. Local license applicants must be accompanied by his/her pastor (spiritual authority) and 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 both District Dues/Tithe (25.00 for Local, 30.00 for General, and 35.00 for Ordination monthly when not full time in the ministry; and a tithe of ministerial income when full time in the ministry) and also Headquarters' Budget Fees (amounts just mentioned).