Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Can I download a digital copy of our district ministers directory?
A: Yes. There is a privacy policy to which you must agree and adhere. You can view the directory online and/or download it as a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file, which can be used in database and spreadsheet programs. Get started here.

Q: What happens if I subscribe to a department's calendar on the main district site?
A: Subscribing means that your free calendar on the Google calendar service will be able to show district/departmental events also (in addition to your own events). Plus, you can set your email preferences so that reminders are sent to you prior to each event. Note: You'll need a free Google account to subscribe.

Q: How do I subscribe to a department's event calendar?
A: First, obtain a free Google account. Then: The updated district calendar is available on the main district site. From anywhere on the main site, one can click on "Coming Events" to browse the calendar, which shows a merging of all the district & departmental events. Shown just above the merged calendar are links to subscribe to any or all of your desired sub-calendars: District/Gen., Education, Heritage Society, Home Missions, Ladies, Men, Sunday School, or Youth. You can even export the events for use elsewhere. See below for details on that.

Q: Can I download the updated district calendar onto my iPad (or PC or other device)?
A: Yes. You'll need a free Google account to do this. The updated district calendar is available on the main site. From anywhere on the main site, one can click on "Coming Events" and then... (this is important if you want to get the events onto your own device...) subscribe to any or all of your desired of sub-calendars: District/Gen., Education, Heritage Society, Home Missions, Ladies, Men, Sunday School, or Youth. Once you've subscribed, you can export to get the events into your device. Here's how: Go into the Google calendar service and export the calendars. Then follow your own device's directions for importing the events into your calendar.

Q: How do I get licensed with the UPCI as a minister?
A: The process to be licensed with the WV/western MD District UPCI involves these steps:

  1. Speak to your pastor, seek their approval and blessing.
  2. Contact your sectional presbyter. (Click here for their contact info.) Your presbyter will provide you with an application for license. Also request from your presbyter the Study Sheet for Ministerial Test Questions.
  3. Once you've completed your application and it's signed by your pastor, submit the application to your presbyter and request a meeting with your presbyter. (That meeting is required before you request an appointment to meet the District Board).
  4. Download the latest updated list of UPCI License Reading Requirements, and begin obtaining and reading the books on the list for your desired level of licensure.
  5. Complete preparatory ministry training. The following options are available:
    1. Enroll & complete an appropriate license course at MinistryCentral.com (online video training). For example, the Local License course track is available for $64.
    2. Enroll & graduate from a local campus of Purpose Institute or another UPCI-endorsed Bible college.
  6. When you're ready to meet the District Board (once you've completed the required reading and completed preparatory training) contact the district secretary-treasurer to schedule an appointment to meet the District Board.
  7. Show up for your appointment to meet the District Board. Dress appropriately, and be punctual! (Show up early enough to complete your written test beforehand.)

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