Deaconess/Home Missioner


The offices of Deaconess and Home Missioner within the United Methodist Church require masters-level courses in Old Testament, New Testament, theology, church history, doctrine, and polity. These courses are available on a regular basis at United.

Deaconesses (women) and Home Missioners (men) are lay people who have responded to the call of God in their lives and have been commissioned by the United Methodist Church to full-time ministries of love, justice and service. They form a covenant community that is rooted in scripture, informed by history, driven by mission, ecumenical in scope and global in outreach.

The standards for admission are the same as for master’s degrees.

For more information about this program, visit the General Board of Global Ministries.