Become legally ordained and able to perform wedding ceremonies

The Universal Life Church is a non-denominational online ministry and is perhaps one of the largest communities of ordained ministers in the world. It believes that everyone, regardless of their religious beliefs or affiliations, should be able to become ordained online to celebrate their own spirituality and to perform wedding ceremonies for their friends and family. Many people don’t know how to become an ordained minister, and they want to find out. It’s easy to become an ordained minister online in the ULC, and your ordination in the church will be legally recognized in most U.S. states and jurisdictions. Because we believe that every person has a spark of divine wisdom inside them, we do not require our ministers to earn traditional minister credentials. After all, many religious leaders did not. Ordination is fast and free, and lasts for life. Get ordained online today and change your life!

Benefits of Online Ordination

Online ordination in the ULC allows anyone from anywhere in the world to perform nondenominational weddings, funerals, baptisms, and other services in most states and counties in the United States. For information about the marriage laws of all fifty U.S. states, as well as those of other countries (including Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand), visit the Wedding Laws database. Among the services you will be able to perform are the following:


-Officiate wedding ceremonies – perform legally-recognized and fully binding wedding ceremonies

-Perform baptisms – perform baptismal rites

-Perform a funeral – honor the dead by officiating and presiding over burial ceremonies

-Start a congregation – build your own following as an official Universal Life Church minister

-Bless water – turn water into sanctified holy water


after you become a minister

As a ULC minister, you will be a legally recognized wedding officiant, funeral officiant, or baptism officiant, among other things. When couples want to find a wedding officiant to perform their wedding, you will be able to offer them your personalized services without going through the often unfair and unjustified hassle of traditional seminary training. The advantage of online ordination is that it allows couples to choose a friend or relative as their wedding officiant instead of a stranger who has a piece of paper, but no particular personal interest. To find out how to become a minister to perform the above services or get answers to other questions about online ordination, simply contact us.

Legality of Online Ordination

ULC ministers should note that the services listed above can be performed by those who carry the ULC minister license in most U.S. states and counties. Because laws vary greatly from state to state and county to county, it is prudent for ULC ministers to check with the county clerk of the county where they plan to offer their services before they do so. Additionally, wedding laws vary widely from country to country, so we recommend you to check with your local jurisdictions to find out whether they legally recognize ULC ordinations and ministers ordained online. While we strive to make online ordination legally recognized as widely as possible, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

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