How Does One Become A Minister?
There are many ways for one to become a minister. Many churches
have many criteria for the candidate minister to meet before
they will confer ordination. If anyone requests a minister's
credential, we will ordain him/her, for life, without any
question and without a price. We do not have degrees of
ordination; anyone who is ordained by the ULC has the same rights
and privileges as any other minister ordained in the Universal
* DUTIES OF A MINISTER
One must study and qualify himself, so that he may be able to
perform the work of a minister. Some of the basic things
required of a minister are: ordaining others, perform baptisms,
weddings, funerals, visiting the sick, counseling, and
establishing new congregations.
* PRIVILEGES OF A MINISTER
A minister gets many discounts. Some ministers wear clerical
garb, others don't. None of our ministers are restricted to a
particular area. Ministers are subject to their congregation and
to the Mother Church. No one can ever take away one's ULC
ordination under any conditions. Only the Mother Church can
withdraw fellowship from a minister and take all authority away
The Universal Life Church has many Bishops, but a Bishop is not
a statutory agent for the church. He has been appointed by the
Mother Church in writing signed by the President of ULC. He can
only do that which he is authorized to do and nothing more.
Some of our ministers are in the services. We have them in the
Army, Air Force, and different services of the government. We
also have many ministers who are Chaplains in prisons. Many of
our ministers teach in schools and universities. Some run orphans
homes, some operate halfway houses, many counsel drug addicts.
Many have wedding chapels, monasteries and retreats, and
so on the list goes.
Some types of people who get ministers credentials from the ULC
are Presidents, Kings, Supreme Court Justices, movie stars, and
people from all walks of life. Another great thing our ministers
get into is music. There are song-writers, music teachers, and
Anyone can become an ordained minister in the Universal Life
Church without any education at all. We have lots of books and
literature that can be studied.