Persons who have completed the Candidacy process, received the recommendation of their local church Pastor-Parish Relations Committee & Charge Conference, been approved by their District Committee on Ordained Ministry, and will be appointed in the coming year. Applications must be signed by the candidate's Mentor and District Superintendent.
When Is the School Held?
On 10 weekends beginning in January and concluding in May each year. Each weekend begins on Friday evening and ends on Saturday afternoon and includes 8 hours of class time. Students are expected to begin in January and move through the entire sequence of classes in the same year.
Where Do the Classes Take Place?
The Mississippi Annual Conference Licensing School meets at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. What Does Licensing School Cover? What Will I Learn?
The Licensing School includes courses in worship and sacraments, preaching, the United Methodist tradition, pastoral care, administration, and Christian education.
What Can I Expect Once I Finish the School?
Licenses are granted by the Bishop at the Annual Conference session to those who have completed the School and are receiving an appointment.
For more information, contact the Center for Ministry at 601-974-1488.
The Center for Ministry, based at Millsaps College, administers the Licensing School under the direction of the Mississippi Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the Office of Spiritual Leadership.
How do I register?
You can pre-register and pay online by clicking the "Register Online" button above. You can also register by downloading the brochure, filling it out, and mailing, emailing or faxing it back to the Center for Ministry. Whether your register online or using the brochure, you must turn in a registration form or confirmation email signed by both your Mentor and District Superintendent.
I've registered! What Do I Do Now?
Have your DS and Mentor sign your registration form, or your pre-registration confirmation email, and return it to the Center for Ministry via mail, email, or fax. Then scroll down to Resources for Current Students below to download your orientation packet and to purchase your textbooks.
2018 Class Schedule
January 5-6: Spiritual Formation January 19-20: United Methodist Traditions February 2-3: Worship and Sacraments February 16-17: Worship and Sacraments March 2-3: Leadership and Administrations March 9-10: Preaching March 23-24: Preaching April 6-7: Mission and Evangelism April 20-21: Pastoral Care May 4-5: Educational Ministries
This list will continue to be updated, so please check our website regularly for changes and assignments.
Recommended Resources for Licensing School Students: The CEB Study Bible Reading Scripture as Wesleyans by Joel B. Green Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller Visit www.seeallthepeople.org for discipleship resources from the General Board of Discipleship.
Mailing Address: Box 150041, Millsaps College 1701 N. State Street Jackson, MS 39210