Clergy Licensure

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Welcome to online clergy license renewal!  Read this entire page carefully before you begin. This contains the information for our 2024 Clergy Licensing Cycle.

The following information will guide you through the process of filing your 2024 Clergy Licensure information with the Vocational Leadership Coordinator.

Form Instructions

Once again this year, there is one Fillable Form. Please visit the Clergy Licensing Folder on the Resource Bank to download the appropriate form for your Protocol.

3PLEASE Download the Form to your Computer First, and open/edit it in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat rather than trying to fill it out using your web browser.  (Web browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari may have limitations that adversely impact your ability to complete the form.) If you click the link and the form opens in your web browser, please SAVE it to your computer before filling it out and sending it back to us. Technology is not flawless, so please SAVE a copy often and make sure you retain one even after you have sent it to us. (We have added some buttons to the bottom of the form itself to assist you with this.)

Rather than needing to have your certification form physically/literally signed, we are asking you for the contact information of your supervisor. If you are a supervisor for other clergy, please list those whose ministries you are certifying in the space provided. We will cross check this information and follow up if there are any questions.  It is incumbent upon the person filing this form to be honest and truthful about the number of hours being worked, which must be a minimum of 15 in order to qualify for “active” status.

Please submit your form only once. To submit the form electronically, please download the appropriate PDF from the Clergy Forms section and return it to clergylicense@MCCchurch.net as an email attachment. Please be sure your attachment has your saved updates.

To submit the form in hard copy, please print the completed form and mail it to our office:

MCC Vocational Leadership Coordinator Licensing

18766 John J. Williams Hwy; #382

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 

Payment (US/Canada Instructions Only)

For payment in the United States/Canada, you can either mail (or have your church mail) a check to MCC Clergy License, 18799 John J. Williams Hwy; #382, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, or you may pay online by clicking this link.

We will issue your license once we have received both your completed form and payment.

If payment for your Clergy License is being submitted via PayPal, please ensure that your name is included in the details on the payment.  If, however, the Clergy License fee is paid by check, your name must be included in the Memo section of the check. Make the check payable to UFMCC.  These steps are very important to ensure that fees are applied correctly. The early bird rate is $175 USD and the regular rate is $325 USD.

If you have extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from being able to pay your fee, please contact VLC@MCCchurch.net.

Common Clergy Licensure Situations

Chaplains and Those Serving in Ministry settings beyond MCC

Chaplains must have a separate Application on file with our office to serve as an MCC Chaplain. Clergy serving in ministries outside of a local MCC congregation or denominational ministry must have a separate Ministry Outside Local Congregation form on file with our office.  You can download these forms from the Forms & Manuals folder on the MCC Resource Bank.

Continuing Education

In your reporting for CEU hours for 2023 please report on the completion of the required 9 units (9 contact hours) in whatever topical area feels most germane to you.  If you attended any of the numerous workshops or classes offered in 2023 please note them as appropriate. 2 CEU hours must have been in the area of anti-oppression. Please list those courses first.

NOTE: During 2024 you will again be required to have at least 2 CEU hours must have been in the area of anti-oppression.  An MCC provided boundaries course should be provided to meet this requirement.  This will be reported on your 2024 license renewal form. If you have questions if a course is acceptable, please be in contact with the Vocational Leadership Coordinator VLC@MCCchurch.net.

A Note About License Processing Time

Please submit your form by the early deadline of 30 November 2023.  Your license will be emailed to you as a PDF so please be sure your email address is current.  If you need a hard copy to be mailed to you, you may indicate that on the form.  You should receive your clergy license before the end of the calendar year.  Please complete this process prior to the early deadline.

Other Questions

If you are unsure about your status this year, please read the MCC Clergy Manual with regard to the requirements for Active License, Leave of Absence, Retirement, etc. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact VLC@MCCchurch.netPlease contact us if you have any other questions.

Using the Online Clergy Renewal Form

Step 1 – Acrobat Reader

You will need the latest version of Acrobat Reader appropriate for your operating system to complete the online form. If you do not already have the latest version of Acrobat Reader, you may download it by clicking this link (https://get.adobe.com/reader/)

Step 2 – Download the Form

  1. Visit the Clergy Licensing Folder on the MCC Resource Bank to download the 2024 Clergy License Renewal Form (under Clergy Forms, please select the form appropriate to your protocol).
    OR Email us at VLC@MCCchurch.net and we will email you a PDF.
  2. Save the form on your computer, and open it in Acrobat Reader.
    SAVE THE BLANK FORM TO YOUR COMPUTER FIRST, then complete the form.

Step 3 – Complete the Form

Step 4 – Submit the Form

  1. To submit the form electronically (strongly preferred), please save the completed file on your computer and send it as an email attachment to clergylicense@MCCchurch.net. (Click the Email button on the bottom of the form for assistance.)
  2. To submit the form in hard copy, please print it and mail it to MCC Clergy License, 18766 John J. Williams Hwy; #382; Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

Step 5 – Make Your Payment

For the US/Canada, you can make your online payment by clicking here, or you can mail a check, payable to UFMCC, to MCC Clergy License, 18766 John J. Williams Hwy; #382; Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

For all other Protocols, please see instructions on your renewal form.

Step 6 – Keep a Copy of the Form for your Records

Although technology allows us to complete this process more easily than ever, there are occasionally glitches. If for any reason we do not successfully receive your form, we may need to ask for it again. Please save a copy of the file (in a file name you will recognize and in a location on your computer where you can easily locate it).

Clergy Licensing Folder

Please visit the Clergy Licensing Folder in the Resource Bank to download the appropriate form for your Protocol.

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