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 May 21-27, 2017 and ends by noon on the last day. Upon arrival, people will check in to receive room assignments at 4 p.m., students may 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

Click here for the reading list for 2017 Licensing School



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.org