For Part-Time Local Pastors

Perkins logoThe Course of Study School offered by the North Texas Conference is an extension of the Perkins School of Theology Course of Study at Southern Methodist University. These NTC courses are for part-time local pastors of the United Methodist Church. The courses are also available at Perkins.

 

Exception

Full-Time Local Pastors, with unusual circumstances, yet desiring to attend the Extension COSS must first seek the approval of their District Superintendent and District Committee on Ministry, who will forward the request to the Local Pastor Registrar for consideration. The Registrar will then send the “Exception” request to the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Division of Ministry in Nashville, which makes the final decision.

Minimum Requirements

Part-Time Local Pastors are required to take a minimum of two courses each year until all 20 courses have been completed. Ten courses are being offered this year through the North Texas Conference Extension School.

Cost

The cost is $100 per course for North Texas Conference students and $200 per course for students from other conferences. Advance payment of the fee before the class begins is preferred, and no later than the first class.

Contacts


Director of Local Pastor Education 
(214) 763-8084

 


Board of Ministry Officer (Registrar)
phone: (972) 526-5107
fax: (972) 526-5047

Registration

Please complete the online registration form indicating the courses for which you wish to register. Specific course information is available by contacting the instructor(s).

Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you following the receipt of your registration.  You will also receive a confirmation email when your registration is approved by your District Superintendent and by your Local Pastor Registrar.