Local Pastor Licensing School

Who should attend?

Certified candidates for Licensed and Ordained Ministry who will be appointed to serve a local church. (The Book of Discipline 2012, Paragraphs 310-319.)

Where and when?

The school is held at Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO from June 12-18, 2016 and ends by noon on the last day. Upon arrival, people will check in to receive room assignments at 4 p.m., students will be assigned to double occupancy rooms. Three meals will be served each full day.

Other Licensing Schools

If you're unable to attend Missouri Licensing School please refer to the following link for other available Licensing schools.

Cost of Licensing School

The cost is $450 per student which covers room, meals, and printed materials relevant to class work. It does not cover textbook costs. Financial assistance is available for Missouri candidates from the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. Assistance may also be available from your District Committee on Ministry or from your local church.

Reading, assignments, and class details

Learn more about the required reading books, written assignments, and class information.




Rev. Kevin Shelton
Harrisonville UMC
2600 E. Mechanic
Harrisonville, MO 64701

Phone: 816-380-3424
Fax: 816-380-6158
E-mail: kshelton@hvilleumc.org


Rev. Karen Taylor
Mexico UMC
122 E. Promenade
Mexico, MO 65265

Phone 573-581-4791
Fax 573-581-4799
E-mail: pastor@mexicoumc.com