Local Pastor Licensing School

2020 dates coming soon

Who should attend?

Certified candidates for Licensed and Ordained Ministry who will be appointed to serve a local church. (Paragraphs 310-319, 2016 Book of Discipline)

Where and when?

The school is held at Central Methodist University in Fayette for one week in late May 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.

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

2020 reading list, assignments and class guidelines coming soon


Rev. Kevin Shelton
Harrisonville UMC

Phone: (816) 380-3424
E-mail: kshelton@hvilleumc.org

Rev. Karen Taylor
First UMC (Jefferson City)

Phone: (573) 635-6886
E-mail: ktaylor@jcfumc.org