United Methodist Course of Study

United Methodist Course of Study

The Course of Study School educates and trains local pastors in The United Methodist Church. To be admitted, students must be certified candidates for ordained ministry, have completed the requirements for license as a local pastor, have been tested in language skills proficiency through a process determined by the annual conference, and received endorsement of the annual conference Board of Ordained Ministry.

The Course of Study School at Emory is sponsored by The United Methodist Church, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the Southeastern Jurisdictional Administrative Council, and Candler School of Theology. For further information email Amy Walker, assistant director, or call 404.727.4587.

Summer Course of Study School is comprised of two 1.5 week sessions for part-time and full-time local pastors.

Course of Study is offered throughout the year in a variety of modules via Saturday School.

The Course of Study Florida Satellite is conducted on Friday evenings and Saturdays over the course of two weekends. 

After successful completion of the Course of Study School, students are eligible to apply for the Advanced Course of Study School.

Emory's Course of Study Extension Schools offer weekend courses specifically designed for, and only offered to, part-time local pastors.

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