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Ministerial Training (Licensing & Ordination)


Years Complete: 3-6   |   Program Cost: $-  |   Fully Online   |   Residency Required

About the Program

Admissions Requirement

Previously Ordained Clergy

The Universal Foundation for Better Living (UFBL) Previously Ordained Clergy Program is specially designed for men and women who are already Ordained Ministers by other religious organizations and seek to be ordained by the UFBL. It is a custom-designed program that can be completed in a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 3 years.
The program integrates principle, theory and practice that focus on cultivated peak performance, leadership and success in the church. Satisfactory completion of this program qualifies the student to be a candidate for ordination by the UFBL.

This program prepares students to become candidates for ordination by the Universal Foundation for Better Living (UFBL). Students are given the tools to build a strong biblical, historical, theological and ethical basis for ministry. This process is based on the understanding that ministry may take different forms: pioneering a new work, assisting in an established ministry, working in outreach situations (prisons, hospitals, armed forces, etc.)
It is the position of the UFBL that in order to prepare people to function effectively in ministry, certain skills must be developed. Therefore, emphasis is placed on the practice of ministry through preaching, teaching, administration and pastoral care. The program includes a residential component. Students convene at the seminary for three one-week sessions during the training. Classes are taught by instructors who have experience in ministry and other supportive professions. During these intensive sessions students are able to participate in the formation of a learning community with others.

Ordinand Program

Previously Ordained Clergy Program:

  • Must be an ordained clergy

  • Documentation of ordination

  • Letter of interest to the UFBL President

  • Completion and submission of application packet (including the non-refundable $50 application fee)

  • Background and drug tests


Ordinand Program:

  • License as a UFBL teacher

  • Approval of the Senior Minister of the UFBL center/church the applicant attends

  • Completion and submission of application packet (including the non-refundable $50 application fee)

  • Background and drug tests

Tuition & Fees


$750.00 (per semester)

$-- (per course) (Audit)

All tuition and fees are subject to revision at any time and are in USD.


* = Charges are non-refundable


This is an 18 month to 3-year program which requires a mandatory introductory orientation in addition to up to three (3) week long on-site residencies.


After completion of courses, candidates must give an oral exam on-site before the Licensing & Ordination (L&O) Board to receive their Ministerial Certification. Then a special project must be completed as a final requirement for Ordination.

"This process of becoming an Ordained UFBL Minister has stretched me and made me put everything I think I know about metaphysics and running an organization to the test! I am excited about going before the Licensing and Ordination Board this year!"

Jacqueline Hazel

Miami, Florida

Want More Information?

We greatly appreciate your interest. Please complete the form below so that we can get your information over to the Program Dean. If you need any immediate assistance, please email info@jctseminary.org​.

The Rev. Alberta Ware

Program Dean