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Licensed Local Pastor


The purpose of the School for License as a Local Pastor is to foster the spiritual growth and skill development of persons called into ministry.  Students share in collegial fellowship, worship, study and practical experience, which enable them to qualify for a License as a Local Pastor and service in a congregation.  The school emphasizes practical preparation for ministry, and the development of attitudes that will lead to future growth by each participant.  The focus will be on understanding the local congregation and leading the congregation – worship and preaching, sacraments, weddings, funerals, pastoral leadership, Christian education and formation, and pastoral care.

How to register

Only those who have been approved by their respective District Superintendents and are currently “Certified Candidates for Ministry” will be allowed entrance in the Michigan Area School for License as a Local Pastor.

REGISTRATION FEE – Michigan Students: $250.00

REGISTRATION FEE – Out of State Students: $1000.00

To register for the 2021 Michigan Area School for License as a Local Pastor, print the Information Packet and complete the Registration application found there, following the instructions. Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.

2021 Session Dates

  • July 10
  • July 16-17
  • August 6-7
  • August 27-29
  • September 24-25
  • October 10-14