Answering The Call Of God
Fulfilling Your Purpose

God calls men and women into His service to fulfill a number of roles. No two people are alike and no two people's callings are identical. Recognizing it is God alone who calls people to preaching or pulpit ministry and answering that call is the beginning of a life long journey and process.

2 Timothy 1:6

6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

UPCI Licensing Process

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Clarifying Your Call
Speak with your pastor and be sensitive and obedient to his direction.
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Local License
A local license is the first level of the ministerial licensing process.
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General License
A general license is the second level of the ministerial licensing process
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Ordination
Ordination is the third and final level of the ministerial licensing process.

Licensing Applications And Requirements

A local license is the first level of the ministerial licensing process.

 

General Requirements

  • Applicant must be seventeen (17) years of age or older
  • Applicant must believe in the Oneness of God
  • Applicant must have been baptized by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ
  • Applicant must have been baptized with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues
  • Applicant must be living a holy life according to the Scriptures as explained in the Articles of Faith of the United Pentecostal Church International

Privileges

  • A subscription to the Pentecostal Life Magazine
  • A subscription to the Forward Magazine
  • A life insurance policy
  • Performing funeral ceremonies

Ministry Central Training

Licensing applicants must complete required local license training provided through Ministry Central.

Local License Packet

A general license is the second level of the ministerial licensing process.

General Requirements

  • Applicant must be seventeen (17) years of age or older
  • Applicant must believe in the Oneness of God
  • Applicant must have been baptized by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ
  • Applicant must have been baptized with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues
  • Applicant must be living a holy life according to the Scriptures as explained in the Articles of Faith of the United Pentecostal Church International
  • Applicant must be engaged at present in the ministry as a pastor, full-time evangelist, assistant pastor, elected or appointed official, or full-time Bible college administrator or instructor. An exception to this may be made by the District Board for those who have graduated from a school endorsed by the United Pentecostal Church International; the Board may grant him or her a general or local license at their discretion
  • An applicant who is not a graduate from a UPCI-endorsed school must have held a local license for at least one (1) year
  • Applicant must have proven their ministry for one (1) year

Privileges

  • A subscription to the Pentecostal Life Magazine
  • A subscription to the Forward Magazine
  • A life insurance policy
  • Performing funeral ceremonies
  • Performing wedding ceremonies
  • Performing practically all duties and responsibilities of the ministry

Ministry Central Training

Licensing applicants must complete required general license training provided through Ministry Central.

General License Packet

Ordination is the third and final level of the ministerial licensing process. It is the fulfillment of the scriptural process of recognition, endorsement, and anointing.

General Requirements

  • Applicant must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older
  • Applicant must believe in the Oneness of God
  • Applicant must have been baptized by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ
  • Applicant must have been baptized with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues
  • Applicant must be living a holy life according to the Scriptures as explained in the Articles of Faith of the United Pentecostal Church International
  • Applicant must have held a general license for at least two (2) years.
  • Applicant must have proven their ministry for two (2) consecutive years
  • Applicant must at present be a pastor, full-time evangelist, assistant pastor, appointed or elected official, full-time Bible college administrator, or instructor
  • Any exceptions to the above would be at the discretion of the District Board

Privileges

  • A subscription to the Pentecostal Life Magazine
  • A subscription to the Forward Magazine
  • A life insurance policy
  • Performing funeral ceremonies
  • Performing wedding ceremonies
  • Performing practically all duties and responsibilities of the ministry
  • The possibility of holding any office in the UPCI unless gender specific

Ministry Central Training

Licensing applicants must complete required ordination training provided through Ministry Central.

Ordination Packet

Application Process

Every applicant must meet the District Board. Please check the district calendar for the specific dates of the board meetings.

Applications must be received 30 days prior to the date of the board meeting.

Applications can be emailed to the district secretary or mailed to the district office:

Kansas District UPCI

13505 S Mur-Len Ste 105 #354

Olathe, KS 66062