Welcome to online clergy license renewal! Read this entire page carefully before you begin. This contains the information for our current 2021 Clergy Licensing Cycle.
The following information will guide you through the process of filing your 2021 Clergy Licensure information with the Vocational Leadership Coordinator.
Once again this year, there is One Fillable Form. Please visit the Forms/Manuals page and scroll to Clergy Forms to download the appropriate form for your Protocol.
PLEASE Download the Form to your Computer First, and open/edit it in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat rather than trying to fill it out using your web browser. (Web browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer may have limitations that adversely impact your ability to complete the form.) If you click the link and the form opens in your web browser, please SAVE it to your computer before filling it out and sending it back to us. Technology is not flawless, so please SAVE a copy often and make sure you retain one even after you have sent it to us. (We have added some buttons to the bottom of the form itself to assist you with this.)
Rather than needing to have your certification form physically/literally signed, we are asking you for the contact information of your supervisor. If you are a supervisor for other clergy, please list those whose ministries you are certifying in the space provided. We will cross check this information and follow up if there are any questions. It is incumbent upon the person filing this form to be honest and truthful about the number of hours being worked, which must be a minimum of 15 in order to qualify for “active” status.
Please submit your form only once. Do not complete it both electronically and in hard copy. To submit the form electronically, please download the appropriate PDF from the Clergy Forms section and return it to Janine McCarthy as an email attachment. Please be sure your attachment has your saved updates.
To submit the form in hard copy, please print the completed form and mail or fax it (310-388-1252) to our office:
MCC Vocational Leadership Coordinator Licensing
PAYMENT (US INSTRUCTIONS ONLY)
For payment in the United States/Canada, you can either mail (or have your church mail) a check to MCC Clergy License, 2775 NW 49th Ave. Ste: 205-327, Ocala, FL 34482, or you may pay online by clicking this link.
We will issue your license once we have received both your completed form and payment.
If payment for your Clergy License is being submitted via PayPal, please ensure that your name is included in the details on the payment. If, however, the Clergy License fee is paid by check, your name must be included in the Memo section of the check. These steps are very important to ensure that fees are applied correctly.
If you have extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from being able to pay your fee, please contact RevCathyAlexander@MCCchurch.net
CHAPLAINS AND THOSE SERVING OUTSIDE MCC CONGREGATIONS
Chaplains must have a separate Application on file with our office to serve as an MCC Chaplain. Clergy serving in ministries outside of a local MCC congregation or denominational ministry must have a separate Ministry Outside Local Congregation form on file with our office. You can download these forms from the Forms & Manuals page.
In your reporting for CEU hours for 2020 you do not have to report on a specific topic area of your educational credits. You only have to complete the required 9 units (9 contact hours) in whatever topical area feels most germane to you. If you attended any of the numerous workshops or classes offered in 2020 please note them as appropriate.
NOTE: During 2021 you will be required to have at least 2 CEU hours devoted to anti-racism, anti-oppression, or anti-colonialism. This will be reported on your 2022 license renewal form. If you have questions if a course is acceptable, please be in contact with the Vocational Leadership Coordinator.
If you have any questions about what does or does not qualify for CEUs, please contact RevCathyAlexander@MCCchurch.net . Also, note that any offering found on Sacred Space Online Learning Center will qualify for CEU’s, and you may calculate these at the rate of 1 contact hour = 1 CEU.
A NOTE ABOUT LICENSE PROCESSING TIME
If you submit your form by the early deadline of 1 December 2020, you can expect to receive your clergy license before the end of the calendar year. After the first of December, our processing time may be delayed by a few additional weeks. Please complete this process prior to the early deadline.
If you are unsure about your status this year, please read the 2020 MCC Clergy Manual with regard to the requirements for Active License, Leave of Absence, Retirement, etc. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact RevCathyAlexander@MCCchurch.net .
Complete Instructions for Using the Online Clergy Renewal Form
Step 1 – Acrobat Reader
You will need the latest version of Acrobat Reader appropriate for your operating system to complete the online form. If you do not already have the latest version of Acrobat Reader, you may download it by clicking this link (https://get.adobe.com/reader/)
Step 2 – Download the Form
- Visit the Forms & Manuals Page to download the 2021 Clergy License Renewal Form (under Clergy Forms, please select the form appropriate to your protocol).
OR Email us at RevCathyAlexander@MCCchurch.net and we will email you a PDF.
- Save the form you have downloaded on your computer, and open it in Acrobat Reader.
DO NOT fill the form out when you first open it in your browser. You will probably not be able to save your information. SAVE THE BLANK FORM TO YOUR COMPUTER FIRST, then complete the form.
Step 3 – Complete the Form
Step 4 – Submit the Form
- To submit the form electronically (strongly preferred), please save the completed file on your computer and send it as an email attachment to JanineMcCarthy@MCCchurch.net. (Click the Email button on the bottom of the form for assistance.)
- To submit the form in hard copy, please print it and mail it to MCC Clergy License, 2775 NW 49th Ave. Ste: 205-327, Ocala, FL 34482. You may also fax it to 310-388-1252
Step 5 – Make Your Payment
For the US/Canada, you can make your online payment by clicking here, or you can mail a check to MCC Clergy License, 2775 NW 49th Ave. Ste: 205-327, Ocala, FL 34482.
For all other Protocols, please see instructions on your renewal form.
Step 6 – Keep a Copy of the Form for your Records
Although technology allows us to complete this process more easily than ever, there are occasionally glitches. If for any reason we do not successfully receive your form, we may need to ask for it again. Please save a copy of the file (in a file name you will recognize and in a location on your computer where you can easily locate it).