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ReSource Hosts:
Local Pastor Licensing School
of the Rockies
 Monday, August 10th – Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
8:00am – 5:00pm


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What is the Local Pastor Licensing School?

Designed for those who are preparing to serve as Licensed Local Pastors, the Local Pastor Licensing School offers an 80-hour, intensive introduction to the role and tasks of United Methodist Clergy. This is one element of the requirements for licensure as a Local Pastor, and is often required for anyone who will serve as lead pastor of a church (contact your District Superintendent for more information).

The curriculum covers essentials in these areas:

  • United Methodist History, Doctrine, and Theology
  • Worship
  • Preaching
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Christian Education
  • Congregational Care
  • Mission, Evangelism, and Church Vitality

Note: Certification as a candidate is preferred, but not required, for participation in the Licensing School of the Rockies. Approval of a District Superintendent is required, as is assignment of a clergy mentor by a District Committee on Ordained Ministry or District Superintendent.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Licensing School will be held online this year. Rev. Emily Hagan is serving as the Dean. Updates will be posted to this page as they become available, and will also be found on the Mountain Sky Conference website

Please note: A minimum number of registrations are required for the Licensing School to take place. Please watch this page, or email Rev. Emily Hagan, the Dean of the School, for updates. If the event is cancelled, the registration and tuition fees will be refunded.

Local Pastor Licensing School of the Rockies is a program of the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church. All core Licensing School faculty are clergy members of the Mountain Sky Conference. The event is hosted (electronically or in person) by the Iliff School of Theology, with facilitation support provided by Iliff’s ReSource program. It is not an Iliff program, and cannot be taken for credit.