Licensing School for Local Pastors

Licensing School for Local Pastors is a program of the Course of Study held at Claremont School of Theology each summer. It prepares persons within The United Methodist Church to be licensed as local pastors. The approval of the District Superintendent and Conference Registrar for Local Pastors is required to register. Four basic areas of ministry will be studied: Public Worship, Pastoral Leadership, Organization of a Parish, and Educational Ministry.

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Summer Session 2015

Classes: July 6-17

Required Books

  • New Interpreter's Study Bible
  • The Book of Worship
  • The Book of Discipline
  • The Book of Resolutions
  • The book bundle of Licensing School Required Texts: ISBN - 13 9780687654826 bundle can be purchased from for $44.99

Titles in the bundle: From Pew to Pulpit, Worshiping United Methodists, Pastoral Care, Christian Education, and Administration. Registration Now should take you to the 2015 registration form.

Licensing School Faculty

  • David Nieda
  • Rev. John Woodall
  • Rev. Lydia Pierce

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