How to become an ordered minister in The United Church of Canada. Candidacy Pathway The Candidacy Pathway process for entering ministry in The United Church of Canada was implemented on January 1, 2019. Admission Process The United Church of Canada welcomes ministry leadership from other recognized global ecumenical Christian denominations who feel called to serve in the United Church. Mutual Recognition of Ministries Process The United Church has agreements with three denominations to accept the credentials of each other's ordered ministers: PROK, UCCP, and UCC. Funding and Support for Entering Ministry Learn about some of the financial support available to people who are entering ministry in the United Church.