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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 5/4/21) please visit the course of study page to find syllabi for upcoming classes.

  • 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
  • COS 123 Formation and Discipleship
    • Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook
    • July 5-9
    • 5:30-7:00p.m. pst
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – June 15, 2021
  • COS 124 Transformative Leadership
    • Grant Hagiya
    • June, 21, 23, 25, 26, and 28 (5 additional hours outside class)
    • 2:00pm-4:30p.m. pst
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – May 15, 2021
  • COS 221 Bible II-Torah
    • Dr. Siliveinusi Tiueti
    • June 1-3, July 8-10, 15-17
    • 1:00-3:15p.m. PST
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – May 15, 2021
  • COS 321 Bible III – Gospels
    • Rev. Mark Kim
    • August 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 (Tuesday through Thursday)
    • 9:30-11:45PST
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – June 15, 2021
  • COS 324 Preaching
    • Faith Conklin
    • June 1-3, 8-10, 22-24 (Tuesday through Thursday)
    • 4:00-6:15PST
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – May 15, 2021
  • COS 421 Bible IV – Prophets
    • Dr. Siliveinusi Tiueti
    • June 22-24, July 6-8, 13-15(Tuesday through Thursday)
    • 1:00-3:15p.m. PST
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – May 30, 2021
  • COS 422 Theological Heritage IV – Wesley
    • Jared Maddox
    • July 27th – August 5th
    • 9:00am – 12:00pm PST
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – June 1
  • COS 423 Mission
    • Ron Hines
    • August 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
    • 1:00p.m. – 3:15p.m. PST
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – July 1
  • COS 424 Ethics
    • Grant Hagyia
    • June 21, 23, 25, 26 and 28 (5 additional hours will be required outside of class)
    • 11:00-1:30p.m. PST
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – May 15, 2021
  • COS 524 Practice of Ministry
    • Belva Brown Jordan
    • September 13-17
    • 3:30-6:30pm PST
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – August 1, 2021

Licensing School

2019 Licensing School Cohort leading worship.

Register Now for Licensing School 2021:

Click here to register now!

We have revised our dates! Click here to learn all the details of WJ Licensing School.

In order to better serve partner conferences, pastoral leaders, and churches the Western Jurisdiction Licensing School will be offered in 2021 completely online completing all course work by June 11th.

Classes will be held each Wednesday afternoon starting Wednesday May 12th through Wednesday June 9th.

Registration Deadline is May 3rd!

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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