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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 9/14/21) please visit the course of study page to find syllabi for upcoming classes.

  • COS 324 Preaching
    • Faith Conklin
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • October 16th-November 11th
    • 5:00pm-7:00pm PST
    • ZOOM format
    • Click Here to Register
    • Registration Deadline – October 1, 2021
  • Syllabus – Pre assignments are due before the start of class!

Licensing School

2019 Licensing School Cohort leading worship.

Prepare for 2022 Licensing School Now!

Registration will begin in the spring of 2022, plan for classes to take place in May and early June.

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

From Faith Conklin

Course of Study and Licensing School have moved!

2021 courses will be held primarily online.

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Candidacy and Licensing for Local Pastors

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General Board of Higher Education Resources

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry resources Corse of Study, Licensing School, and supports ongoing ministry and leadership development through education for all people.


Get in Touch

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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