Designed for those who are preparing to serve as Licensed Local Pastors, the Local Pastor Licensing School offers an 80-hour, intensive introduction to the role and tasks of United Methodist Clergy. This is one element of the requirements for licensure as a Local Pastor. The curriculum covers essentials in these areas:
Certification as a candidate is preferred, but not required, for participation in the Licensing School of the Rockies. Approval of a District Superintendent is required, as is assignment of a clergy mentor by a DCOM or District Superintendent.
- United Methodist History, Doctrine, and Theology
- Leadership and Administration
- Spiritual Formation
- Christian Education
- Congregational Care
- Mission, Evangelism, and Church Vitality
Classes are in session 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily with the exception of Sunday, August 7 (students are asked to attend a local UM church that day, and to take a Sabbath day from their studies), and Monday, August 8 which includes evening activities).
The Iliff School of Theology
2323 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO 80210
$525 per student
Includes a light breakfast as well as lunch each day classes are in session. Cost does not include lodging.
For More Information:
Contact Rev. Tom Barlow
Note: A minimum number of registrations are required for the Licensing School to take place. Contact Rev. Barlow for updates.