UCC Ministerial Code

All persons with ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ are expected to abide by the UCC Ministerial Code. This document is the professional behavior standard, to which authorized ministers are held accountable through their Associations. This ethical code reminds ministers of their call and covenantal responsibilities to God, self, family and the Church. […]

Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers

The Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers is a tool for discernment and assessment, created especially for use by Members in Discernment, Committees on Ministry, and authorized ministers. The Marks developed through conversations surrounding the Ministry Issues Pronouncement of General Synod 25, which sought to expand UCC definitions of learnedness and leadership in authorized ministry […]

Covenant and Autonomy

This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the PSEC Member in Discernment Academy; Rev. Dr. Steve Ohnsman presented Covenant and Autonomy.

Leadership and Authority

This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the PSEC Member in Discernment Academy; Rev. Dale Davis presented Leadership and Authority.

Articulating Call

This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the PSEC Member in Discernment Academy; Rev. Dale Davis presented Articulating Call.

Mentor Training PowerPoint

Mentors have a significant role in the formation of Authorized Ministers in the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference. PSEC regularly has training events for these mentors. If you are a mentor looking for information, you may find it in the Mentor Training Power Point.

Seminary Student Grant Assistance

For a number of years the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference has provided scholarships for members in discernment of the five Associations. These scholarships have been funded by the income from the Arcadia Make-a-Difference Endowment of the PSEC. Most recently we have been able to support full-time students at the rate of $500/semester; part-time students have received half […]

PSEC Ministry Formation Plan for Members in Discernment

The PSEC Ministry Formation Plan for MIDs provides Members in Discernment, mentors, and those considering ministry resources for the path to authorization in the Pennsylvania Southeast. The document starts with how the local church can discern recommending an individual for Member in Discernment status and continues through the process to the Ecclesiastical Council and after […]

Ask the Question

The resources found on this ucc.org webpage support the journey of discernment for those called to be Christ’s servant in the service of others. Resources include answers to many questions along with links to the Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers and the Manual on Ministry. This is a great resource for churches supporting their […]