Course of Study

Training and educating local pastors to continue to lead in The United Methodist Church.

The Course of Study (COS) is a five-year program that offers training and education for people who are interested in becoming full or part-time local pastors in The United Methodist Church. Learn more about COS here.

The Western Jurisdiction Course of Study is the basic five-year theological education program of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry taught by faculty from Claremont who are leaders in their field from across the Western Jurisdiction. Learn more about the theological courses of Course of Study by clicking here.

Below are our current 2021 class offerings (updated 6/17/21)

Click here to register for COS.

  • 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
  • Syllabus – Make sure you complete the pre-class assignment and reading!
  • 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
  • Syllabus – Make sure you complete the pre-class assignment and reading!
  • 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
  • Syllabus – Make sure you complete the pre-class assignment and reading!
  • 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
  • Syllabus – pre class assignments due before course starts!
  • 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
  • Syllabus – Pre assignments are due before the start of class!
  • 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
  • Syllabus – Pre assignments are due before the start of class!
  • 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
  • Syllabus – Pre assignments are due before the start of class!
  • 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
  • Syllabus – Pre assignments are due before the start of class!
  • COS 422 Theological Heritage IV – Wesley
    • Jared Maddox
    • July 27th – August 5th
    • 9:00am – 12:00pm PST
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – June 1
  • Syllabus – Pre assignments are due before the start of class!
  • 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 Hagiya
    • 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
  • Syllabus – Pre assignments are due before the start of class!
  • COS 524 Practice of Ministry
    • Belva Brown Jordan
    • September 13-17
    • 3:30-6:30pm PST
    • ZOOM format
    • Registration Deadline – August 1, 2021
  • Syllabus – make sure you check for pre-reading and assignments!

Click here for the GBHEM website to see their offerings and register.

Further Information

Please feel free to contact us about any information you need or concerns you have.
Call or email Rev. Dr. Faith J. Conklin at  760-443-9664 or faithconklin3@gmail.com

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