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Course Of Study

The Revs. Francisco J. Garcia Jr. (left) and Stephen Handy pray together during a vigil at McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn.

See Our Entire Course Schedule Here

Current/Upcoming Classes (updated 5/12/22) please visit the course of study page to find our entire 2022 selection.

Please see the course of study page for required pre-course work and syllabi.

  • Summer Session 1 – July/August
    • July 12th – August 4th
    • In Person July 29th-30th
    • 122 Theological Heritage I
    • 423 Mission
    • Registration Deadline – June 13, 2022
    • See Course of Study page for full schedule, required pre-course work, and syllabi
  • Summer Session 2 – August/September
    • August 9th – September 1st
    • In Person August 19th-20th
    • 121 Bible I
    • 324 Preaching
    • 424 Ethics
    • 522 Theology in the Contemporary Church
    • Registration Deadline – July 1st, 2022
    • See Course of Study page for full schedule, required pre-course work, and syllabi

Fall Session – September/October
September 20th – October 20th
In Person October 7th-8th
123 Formation
223 Worship and Sacraments
322 Theology III: Medieval to Reformation
524 Practice of Ministry
Registration Deadline – September 6th, 2022
See Course of Study page for full schedule, required pre-course work, and syllabi

Licensing School

2019 Licensing School Cohort leading worship.

Announcing the 2023 Session of Licensing School!

Save the dates and spread the word! (updated 6/10/22)

The program will run May 1-May 31st, 2023 as a hybrid online program with an in-person retreat May 19th-22nd in Phoenix Arizona.

Check out our Licensing School page for complete details

If you have questions please email Beth Rambikur at brambikur@gmail.com subject Licensing School

Course of Study and Licensing School have moved!

Our new mailing address is: Western Jurisdiction Course of Study, 1625 Skyhawk Road, Escondido, Ca 92029

Starting July of 2022 Course of Study will be offering hybrid classes online and on the campus of Claremont School of Theology

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Rev. Dr. Faith J. Conklin is the Director of COS

For any additional information or if you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact by phone or email.

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