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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Committees on Ministry — the authorizing body of the United Church of Christ — in the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference closely follow the Manual on Ministry in their work. The current Manual on Ministry (MOM) is published in ten separate sections or booklets, all available at the link below. Also available, is a draft for the […]
The Pennsylvania Southeast Conference Sunday Supply list (available here) is for use when pastors need a fill-in for just a few weeks. It is the policy of the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference, as set by the Church and Ministry Council, that only those who are currently under the oversight of a PSEC Committee on Ministry may […]
The UCC has long recognized the need to improve the process of Search and Call. This need prompted the Ministerial Excellence, Support & Authorization (MESA) Ministry Team to work with ministers across the denomination, including Conference Staff, to identify the goals and objectives for a new solution. In 2013, the UCC rolled out a “Snapshot […]