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Licensing Committee


To receive, review and recommend appropriate action on requests for designation and licensing outside the Candidacy Pathways process.



  • Chair
  • Secretary (at the discretion of the Chair)
  • At least one of each – Diaconal Minister, Ordained Minister, Designated Lay Minister
  • A person qualified in Supervision
  • Designated Individuals 2
  • Executive Minister – Staff Support
  • Division Chair (Ex-Officio)



 Licensed Lay Worship Leaders

  • oversee the delivery and content of training for LLWL
  • determine that an individual is prepared to be licensed as a LLWL
  • determine that an individual has completed courses of study to be licensed
  • conduct the annual interview and evaluation with those seeking initial or renewal of licensing as a Licensed Lay Worship Leader and recommend to the Region the names of those deemed suitable for licensing
  • maintain a list of LLWL in the Region (as these names cannot yet be found on the church hub list)


  • receive applications from Communities of Faith for appointment as Sacramental Elders and recommend suitable names to the Region
  • provide training for Sacrament Elders
  • receive requests to administer the sacraments and recommend action to the Region

 Marriage Licenses

  • develop and recommend to the Region a policy concerning the provision of Marriage Licenses to retired ministry personnel in the Region


  • Follow the regional supervision policy
  • provide training for Pastoral Charge Supervisors
  • maintain a list of trained supervisors
  • receive requests for Community of Faith Supervisors and recommend to the Region individuals for appointment
  • assist Communities of Faith with Supervision arrangements
  • create working groups where needed for the functioning of the functioning of the Committee/Division



  • Chair: facilitation and organizational skills are paramount
  • Secretary: computer skills are important, keeping up with correspondence and processing forms
  • knowledge of polity and procedures of The United Church of Canada, or willingness to study and learn, in relation to relevant policies


Through Division of Ministry Resources to the Regional Council and Regional Executive on a regular basis. (As often as needed or required.)


Must refer decisions to the Division of Ministry Resources except the following:

  • any matters covered within approved budgets
  • individuals to be licensed or renewed as Licensed Lay Worship Leaders according to Regional criteria
  • scheduling and conducting covenanting services
  • approval of terms of Call or Appointment within Denominational and Regional criteria
  • approval of requests for Sacramental Elders within Denominational and Regional criteria
  • appointment of Community of Faith Supervisors within Denominational and Regional criteria

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