Welcome to the Wilmington dCOM Website This website has been established for those who are responding to a call to ordained, licensed or certified lay ministry. The process of pursuing this call to ministry within the United Methodist Church involves many steps and stages. The responsibility for understanding and following this process lies with the candidate. Read through the Book of Discipline 2008, Chapter Two "The Ministry of the Ordained," for initial overview information. Your home church pastor should be able to assist you with the initial steps of the process. Please remember that with every General Conference, changes may be made to the denominational process as well as our local Conference and District processes. The Wilmington District Committee on Ministry is established to discern candidates' fitness and readiness for ministry. As such, the committee's primary task is evaluative. The committee is committed to supporting you in this process through prayer and constructive feedback. Please understand that not every person who feels called to ministry within the United Methodist Church is discerned to be fit or ready for ministry. Since the early days of John Wesley, a strong emphasis has been placed on high standards of educational accomplishment and Christian behavior. Those standards are still applicable today. The Wilmington dCOM must be fully convinced of a candidate's readiness and fitness for ministry before it can recommend a candidate to the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry or recommend continuance as a Local Pastor or a Certified Lay Minister.
This site will enable one to: - View the interview schedule - Email the Registrar to request an interview - Find information on what you need to bring to your dCom interview - Email the Registrar any questions you may have for the committee View the interview schedule that is set every summer by August 1st. If you have a particular scheduling need, you will need to contact the Registrar no later than July 15 with your request. Every effort will be made to accommodate schedule requests but cannot be guaranteed.