Certificate of Healing Practitioner
The Certificate of Healing authorizes the minister to do the work of Divine Healing, and extends UCM approbation in the improvement of the ministers gifts, to perform, administer and practice Spiritual and/or Divine Healing by Prayer in all its modes and phases, give Inspirational and Spiritual Counsel and Communications, and to perform all duties that devolve the person as a practitioner and healer of UCM in accordance with law, and as authorized by our Articles of Incorporation.
The Licentiate Certificate confers the title of Minister and states that UCM believes that he/she has been called to the work of Gospel Ministry and gives the person approbation in the improvement of her/his gifts, by preaching and teaching the Gospel as opportunity affords, including the administration and practice of Divine Healing by Prayer, give Inspirational and Spiritual Counsel and Communications, to Prophesy, including to warn, exhort and comfort members, individuals and fellow beings for the Spiritual and temporal good as referenced in 1st Corinthians, Chapter 12; and to perform duties in meetings with Ministers and in their absence for them. Licentiate Ministers cannot perform legal ceremonies, i.e. weddings, baptisms, or funerals and may not use the title Reverend. They are not authorized to sponsor ministerial students.
UCM certifies that the person is a Minister of the Gospel by the authority vested in UCM by the State of California. It confers the title of Reverend and authorizes the person to solemnize Marriages, to officiate at Funerals, perform baptisms, to perform and administer Divine Healing, give Inspirational and Spiritual Counsel and Communications, to Prophesy, including to warn, exhort and comfort members, individuals and our fellow beings, for the Spiritual and temporal good as referenced in 1st Corinthians, Chapter 12; and to perform any and all duties that may devolve upon the person as a Minister of the Gospel of Universal Church of the Master. Reverends may sponsor students for the ministry and may hold UCM Church Charters.
UCM by-laws section 11 states, "Ministers shall comply with all federal, state and local laws as well as the Constitution and By-laws, operating procedures and rules and regulations of UCM, pertaining to the conduct of their ministry."
Student members have registered with UCM and have begun the process to complete our certification requirements. Students cannot perform any legal ceremonies.
Lay membership in UCM is designed for those who do not feel drawn to enter into a formal ministry, but wish to support UCM. This membership confers no title, no authority nor voting position to the member.