The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) of The United Methodist Church sponsors an online certification institute, the Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connection Structure (PAUMCS). The Institute provides outstanding advanced professional training and enrichment for United Methodist church administrators. A participant who completes the program and meets the General Council on Finance and Administration requirements is eligible to apply for certification as a Professional United Methodist Church Secretary. The course begins on June 1, 2023, and runs until August 13, 2023, culminating with completion of a group assignment for certification. Registration is now open.


Already certified?  Check out the Advanced Certification Class!

The three-day Advanced Certification Class will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, August 27-30, 2023. The advanced class will begin on Sunday evening with fellowship and orientation, and will conclude on Wednesday at noon. Cost is $300 which includes one dinner, three lunches, and snacks/drinks during the course.

Individual students will build on their leadership and personal development skills, while group practices will focus on adding value to The United Methodist Church global connection and structure.

Class members must be a certified PAUMCS member in good standing. Class size is filled on a first come first served basis. 

Register here