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Western Jurisdiction Course of Study & Licensing School

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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 1/26/22) please visit the course of study page to find our entire 2022 selection

  • Session 1
    • January 17th – February 10th
    • 222 Theology II: Early Church
    • 521 Bible V: Acts & Epistles
    • Registration Deadline – December 15th, 2021
    • See Course of Study page for required pre-course work and syllabi
  • Session 2
    • March 7th – March 31st
    • 221 Bible II: Torah
    • 323 Congregational Care
    • 422 Theology IV: Wesleyan Movement
    • 523 Evangelism
    • Registration Deadline – February 7th, 2022
    • See Course of Study page for required pre-course work and syllabi

Licensing School

2019 Licensing School Cohort leading worship.

Registration is Open (1/24/22)!

Our online licensing school will run May 2nd-June 6th, participants and DSs will be notified of completion status on June 9th.

The registration deadline is April 28th.

Check out our Licensing School page for complete details and Registration is at the bottom of our registration page (there are two parts to this please complete both parts!)

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

Course of Study and Licensing School have moved!

Our new mailing address is: Faith J. Conklin, 1625 Skyhawk Road, Escondido, Ca 92029

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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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