We celebrate the movement of God in your life that has brought you to this point. To be faithful to God and faithful also to those who sense a call, the United Methodist Church has many steps in this process of discernment. The intent of this process is to insure that both the candidate and the church affirm the same call to public ministry. We recommend that you speak with your pastor and read; we have a list of recommended books on our Resources page. Talk with your family, friends or another ordained clergy. Share your thoughts and plans with these people and ask their advice. How do they see you sharing your skills, gifts and talents with others?