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Do you feel that you have been called to be an Ordained Minister? Do you want to be able to legally minister as you feel lead to minister with freedom from rigid ecclesiastical restraints? The Universal Life Church can make this possible for you.
First, the ULC is a recognized International organization and has fought many court battles through the years (and winning) to insure the legal rights of independent churches and ministers. The ULC stands between the minister and the government and not between the minister and God. The ULC believes that its ministers were ordained by God, according to the Bible, before becoming ordained ministers of the ULC. This is in accordance with the Scripture,
"... for ye have not chosen me but I have chosen you
and ordained you before the foundation of the earth"
The ULC does not interpret or set in judgment of a persons beliefs, creed, religion, race, color, or sex. It has only two tenets, doctrines, or basic beliefs. These are:
If you agree with these two tenets, you can be ordained as an independent minister by the ULC and registered as such in their international database. This is legal ordination.
Second, after being ordained by the ULC, you will be free to carry on your ministry as you feel God directs you. You will be authorized to perform all religious services including the rites of marriage and baptism. You will be authorized to use a formal title of Reverend before your name. You will be entitled to the respect and consideration that is customarily given to ministers of any religious organization.
Third, ordination by the Universal Life Church is completely free of charge and for life!. There is no charge at all for being ordained by the ULC, and no one can ever take your ordination away from you!
It should be noted that while the ULC is not strictly a Christian ministry because of the non-restrictive nature of the two tenets, nevertheless, the ULC has done, and is still doing, a great service for Christian ministers.
Note too, that because of the non-restrictive nature of the two tenets, the newsletter which the minister may periodically receive from the ULC, may contain viewpoints, in expression of the freedom of religion, that may be considered non-Christian. These should be taken positively for what the actually are; expressions by an individual (regardless of who the individual is) and not negatively as the viewpoints of the ULC itself, as a whole. These expressions can be used as a learning tool to test and increase the Christian faith and virtues in that they show how one can go far and yet be far wrong ... according to Christian doctrines. These viewpoints should be taken in this respect and not as an opportunity to lash out at the individual or the ULC. The benefits of legal ordination for the minister far outweigh such individual viewpoints.
By Postal Mail: You can submit a request to be ordained by postal mail by sending a note to the address below. In the note, simply state that it is a "Request for Ordination, and list your full legal name and address.
The Universal Life Church Headquarters website is:
After you have been ordained by the Universal Life Church, and if you are a Christian, you are invited to join the Universal Life Church Christian Fellowship (ULCCF). Click here for more information.