Extension Schools

Extension Schools

Emory's Course of Study Extension Schools are listed below. These schools offer courses specifically designed for, and only offered to, part-time local pastors. For more information, contact the person listed under the relevant extension school.

The Alabama Course of Study School is sponsored jointly by the North Alabama and the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church with campuses at Birmingham-Southern and Huntingdon Colleges.

Schedules and Information
Alabama Course of Study class schedules, registration forms, and pre-course assignments may be found on the North Alabama Conference Website.

Rev. Walter Cash, Extension Director
P.O. Box 93
Crane Hill, AL 35053
Telephone: 256.747.3329

The Memphis/Tennessee/Holston & Appalachian Local Pastors Extension School is sponsored by the Tennessee, Holston, Memphis, Kentucky, and Red Bird Missionary Conferences and The General Board of Higher Education & Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

Schedules and Information
To learn more about the program, view schedules, and download registration forms, visit http://www.alpsumc.org/

Dr. Barbara Nye, Director
1204 Choctaw Trail
Brentwood, TN 37027
Telephone: 615.289.4332

Ms. Pam Whitmore, Registrar
23 West 4th Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
Telephone: 931.526.1343
Email: cosaccount@citlink.net

The Mississippi Course of Study School (MSCOS) at Millsaps College is a ministry education program dedicated to the formation of part-time United Methodist local pastors who are spiritually grounded, theologically responsible, relationally skilled, and professionally effective.

The MS COS at Millsaps offers its classes over two weekend periods, four times a year, in January, April, July, and October. This design allows part-time pastors the opportunity to fulfill their educational requirements while minimizing the amount of time taken off from work.

Schedules and Information
You will find additional information on their website at http://www.centerforministry.com/ms-course-of-study.html

The Rev. Paige Swaim-Presley, Drector
Betty Wheat, Coordinator
1701 North State Street
P.O. Box 1500041
Jackson, MS 39210
Telephone: 601.974.1488

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"I couldn't really afford seminary on a part time salary and so I was delighted when I found out that COS was another pathway to ordination."
-Diane Johnston, Western North Carolina Conference