The Office of the Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church
Students preparing for ordination as elder enroll in the Master of Divinity degree. The United Methodist Church requires that they complete courses in United Methodist history, polity, doctrine and evangelism.
Iliff courses that meet these requirements are:
- BX 2113 United Methodist History and Sources of United Methodist Doctrine (4 credits)
- BX 2115 United Methodist Doctrine (2 credits)
- BX 2120 United Methodist Discipline and Polity (3 credits)
- OBV 242 Mission and Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts (3 credits)
Annual conferences may also ask for additional requirements including Clinical Pastoral Education.