Department for Preparation for Authorized Ministry is responsible for the recognition of authorized ministers. The department nurtures members-in-discernment preparing for ministry through ordination, commissioning, or licensure, and works with authorized ministers to strengthen ministerial skills.

Department for Church and Authorized Ministry is responsible for the oversight of authorized ministers and their relationships with their ministry settings.  The department provides Boundary Training I – A Sacred Trust (ministerial ethics), Boundary Training II – The Color of Fear (anti-racism), Periodic Support Consultations, and Collegiality Days for authorized ministers.

Department for Church Vitality is responsible for