Welcome to the Methodist Endorsement and CIPP Application and Portal.
Endorsing agencies currently accepting applications through this site are:
- The United Methodist Church
- The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Ecclesiastical endorsement affirms that a member of the clergy is qualified and authorized to perform the full range of ministry required in a pluralistic setting beyond the local church. Endorsed clergy serve in settings such as the military, correctional institutions, health-care settings, retirement communities, children’s homes, counseling centers, workplace ministries, and other specialized ministries of pastoral care.
Each endorsing body applies its own procedures and policies in making endorsement decisions. A complete application does not guarantee approval.
For more information, click on one of the tabs at the top left of this page.
TO BEGIN AN APPLICATION, CLICK THE "REGISTER" BUTTON
AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED,
LOG IN WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND PASSWORD.
YOU CAN UPDATE YOUR PROFILE AND ELIGIBILITY
UNDER "ACCOUNT SETTINGS" ONCE YOU LOG IN.
The United Methodist Endorsing Agency is responsible for the administration of this site. For assistance or more information, contact UMEA by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-340-7411.