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Spring 2020 Courses
March 20-21, April 3-4
COS 123: Formation & Discipleship Click here to register for COS 123 The syllabus for this course is not yet available. However, the required books for this course are: Sondra Matthaei, Formation in the Faith (Required) Marjorie J Thompson, Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life (Required) Jack Seymour, Teaching the Way of Jesus (Supplementary) Norma Everiste, Church as Learning Community (Supplementary) Anne Wimberly & Evelyn Park, In Search of Wisdom: Faith Formation in the Black Church (Supplementary)
COS 222: Theological Heritage II: Early Church Click here to register for COS 222 The syllabus for this course is not yet available. However, the required books for this course are: Justo Gonzales, The Story of Christianity, Vol 1 (Required) Roberta Bondi, To Love As God Loves (Required) Henry Bettenson & Chris Maunder, Documents of the Christian Church (Reference)
COS 121 and COS 122 are prerequisites for all other courses. Courses should be taken in order, beginning with year one courses and culminating with year five courses.Please note that the course numbers have changed in recent years. If you have been taking classes since before 2015, we strongly encourage you to review the course catalog and your official GBHEM transcript closely as you plan your schedule. MSCOS reserves the right to alter this schedule and/or faculty roster as needed at any time.
By pre-registering online, you indicate that you have read and agreed to the MSCOS policies and procedures as outlined in the 2019 course catalog, which can be downloaded above. All registrations must be signed by a student's District Superintendent and Local Pastor Registrar in order to be approved.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Mississippi Course of Study School? 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.
MSCOS is administered by the Center for Ministry and operates as an extension program of the regional Course of Study School at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. MSCOS is accredited through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.
What are the MSCOS policies, procedures, fees, and schedules? For information on MSCOS policies, procedures, fees and schedules, download the 2019 MSCOS Policies and Procedures.
How do I register? Once our new registration system is operational, you will be able to pre-register for a course by clicking on the course name at the top of this page. Only immediately upcoming course sessions will be open for registration. In the meantime, you may also download our printable registration form, then mail or email your completed form (signed by your DS and Local Pastor Registrar) to our office.
By pre-registering online or via printable registration form, you indicate that you have read and agreed to the MSCOS policies and procedures as outlined in the course catalog available for download on our website.
All registrations must be approved by a student's District Superintendent and Local Pastor Registrar to be complete.
Resources for MSCOS 2019 Students
Your syllabus will be available above. you will need to have signatures from your DS and Local Pastor Registrar in order to receive your grade.
2019 MSCOS Catalog Catalog includes printable registration form, and information on fees, payments, policies, and procedures. By pre-registering online, you indicate that you have read and agreed to the policies and procedures outlined in the most recent 2019 MSCOS catalog.