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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Requirements for Candidates

    Click the links below to access information for 2022-2023 Board of Ordained Ministry candidacy.

    Checklist for Candidates


    Requirements for Commissioning as Deacon
    Requirements for Ordination as Deacon


    Requirements for Commissioning as Elder
    Requirements for Ordination as Elder


    Requirements for Associate Membership
    Requirements for transfer from another denomination

    Mission Requirements

    Mission Requirement for Deacon or Elder
    Mission Requirement for Associate Member

    With more than 125,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 825 local churches and 90 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."