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

2021 Course of Study classes are here:

Current/Upcoming Classes (updated 2/16/21)

  • COS 121 Bible I: Introduction
    • Dr. Susan Slusher-Bell
    • March 8-10, 15-17, 22-25
    • 1:00-3:00p.m. pst
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – March. 1, 2021
  • COS 223 Worship and Sacraments
    • Dr. Faith J. Conklin
    • February 16-18, 23-25, March 2-4
    • 4:00-6:00p.m. (2 Additional hours to be scheduled)
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – Feb. 1, 2021
  • COS 323 Congregational Care
    • Rev. David Richardson
    • March 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30
    • 4:00-6:15p.m.
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – Feb. 3, 2021
  • COS 521 Bible V: Acts, Epistles, and Revelation
    • Rev. Mark Kim
    • April 13-15, 20-22, 27-29
    • 1:00pm-3:15pm PST
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – March 1, 2021
  • COS 224 Polity and Administration
    • Dr. Jim Standiford
    • May 4-6. 11-13. 18-20
    • 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – April 5, 2021
  • COS 523 Evangelism
    • Dr. James Standiford
    • June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
    • 4:00-6:00 p.m. PST (2 additional hrs. TBS)
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – May 1, 2021

Licensing School

2019 Licensing School Cohort leading worship.

Register Now for Licensing School 2021:

Click here to register now!

In order to better serve partner conferences, pastoral leaders, and churches the Western Jurisdiction Licensing School will be offered in 2021 completely online with the goal of completing all course work by June 4th.

Classes will be held starting April 28th of 2021 and conclude May 30th.

Registration Deadline is April 22nd!

If you have questions please email us at wjlicensingschool@gmail.com

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

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