Licensing Course of Study

National Conference License

The core topics required for the National Conference license are:

  1. Old Testament Survey (3 hour course)
  2. New Testament Survey (3 hour course)
  3. Bible Elective 1 (3 hour course)
  4. Bible Elective 2 (3 hour course)
  5. Preaching (3 hour course)
  6. Care and Counseling
  7. Systematic Theology (3 hour course)
  8. Evangelism (3 hour course)
  9. Spiritual Formation (3 hour course)
  10. Leadership of a Congregation (3 hour course)
  11. United Brethren History (seminar).
  12. Ministry Internship (college credit)


Ordination Requirements

The course of study for ordination has five areas:

1. Personal Discipline

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Bible Study
  • Mentoring and Time Management
  • Christian World View
  • Christian Ethics

2. Bible, History, and Theology

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Church History Survey
  • Systematic Theology
  • Bible Elective
  • Bible Elective

3. Pastoral Ministry

  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching
  • Ministry Internship

4. Church Ministry

  • Worship
  • Assimilation/Small Group
  • Christian Education (Teaching)
  • Equipping the Church for Service
  • Evangelism
  • Missions

5. Church Leadership

  • Leadership of a Governing Body
  • Leadership of a Congregation
  • Staff (Volunteer or Paid) Management
  • Conflict Management

Any Questions?

Contact Gary Gates, the Director of Licensing.

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