So, are you thinking about ordination? Are you wondering how to get started? Go to the Wesleyan Church's site Education and the Ministry. This is a good place to start to gather information on requirements and the path leading toward ordination. This site will help you learn about the educational options available for you to complete your course work. Contact your District Superintendent. He/She is a good resource to help you get started. Your church's Local Board of Administration (LBA) will need to recommend you to the District Board of Administration (DBA). Then the DBA recommends you to the District Board of Ministerial Development (DBMD). Once this happens you will meet at least once a year with the DBMD. They will monitor your development as you proceed through the process. Any questions?


  1. You are so good at writing up procedures like this so succinctly. Thanks for doing this blog! I do wonder if single or empty-nest women find it easier to follow God's call, since I see many younger CM majors fear they will have to choose between marriage and full-time ministry. What do you think?

  2. I agree. There is definitely an advantage to not having all the responsibilities of wife and/or mother. However, all working women have this dilemma. Some secular women (and companies) find ways of solving this problem such as job-sharing or working part-time until they are able to manage full-time. This may not seem ideal, but isn't it better to do what you can until you are able to do something all the way?