Ministerial Candidate Workshop Registration

The Ministerial Candidate Workshop is uniquely designed to assist licensed ministers in their preparation for ministry and possible ordination.

Registration for the 2024 workshop is currently closed.

During the Ministerial Candidate Workshop (MCW), candidates will explore their call to ministry, increase their self-awareness and gain a deeper understanding of their spiritual growth.  The event includes consultation with a licensed behavioral health clinician, participation in a variety of equipping seminars and ministry development opportunities.

Attendees to MCW 2024 have been nominated by their Districts to participate in MCW 2024.  If you have not been directed by your DS or his representative to register for MCW 2024, please contact the District office before registering.  For those who have been instructed to register for MCW 2024, in the next months, your District Superintendent and/or district coordinator, the MCW administrative assistant, Joy Diehl, and I will be in contact with you to make sure that you have the information needed to prepare for the workshop. Preparation involves completion of a number of psychological assessment inventories and questionnaires – all which you (and your spouse, if married) will complete at a proctored event, potentially with other candidates from your district. Your district coordinator will be contacting you with a location, date, and time for this event.

In order to proceed, you’ll need to formally register for the event online at our event registration page below. The registration information provides us with some additional details and allows you to submit your $250 deposit for the event. You may pay in full if you wish; otherwise, the balance is due six weeks prior to the event. Our receipt of this registration form and payment allows us to reserve your place at the workshop as well as ensure you have assessment materials at your district's proctored event.  If you are married and your spouse is also an ordination candidate nominated to attend MCW 2024, only one of you needs to complete the online registration and pay the deposit.

Workshop costs include housing and meals for Friday through Sunday.
MCW begins at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 8 with sign-in and room assignment and concludes by 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 10.

Single candidates


Married candidates


Married dual candidates


Important Dates

  • October: Candidates register for the workshop. Please note registration closes on November 06, 2023. Please register via the link above and submit your deposit.
  • November/December: Districts host assessment proctoring events (dates vary by District) and return completed assessments to the Center for Pastoral Health.
  • January: Assessment packets are reviewed and prepared for the workshop.
  • January 26: Remaining balance is due.
  • February: Consultants conduct online interviews with candidates.
  • March 8-10: Ministerial Candidate Workshop at Camp Garner Creek, Dickson, TN.

Please make sure you have completed the registration page and submitted your $250 deposit in order to register for this event.


It is critical to understand that the time you spend in preparation for the workshop is nearly as important as the time you will spend at the workshop. You may wonder why we have designated so much time for the review and preparation of the assessment packets; this is due to the diligence of our staff of consultants who review the results of your assessments in order to provide you with guidance and professional feedback on your specific talents, skills and professional orientation in preparation for ministry.

Thank you for your attention to these details. The MCW planning team is excited about providing this event again this year and we look forward to your attendance. If you have any questions now or in the following weeks, please do not hesitate to contact me or your District representative.

If you have any questions, please contact your District representative or email Joy Diehl at or Jay Earles at 

Registration for the 2024 workshop is currently closed.