Licensing School is an intensive course designed to prepare lay people called to serve in pastoral ministry. It fulfills the requirements of the Book of Discipline after completion of which participants can be appointed to serve in local churches as Licensed Local Pastors. Licensing School focuses especially on the pastoral behaviors, practices, and theological framework necessary to enable lay people to thrive as pastoral leaders under appointment in the United Methodist Church. Before registration, a student must (1) be certified as a candidate and approved for license as a local pastor by their District Committee on Ordained Ministry or (2) be serving as a District Superintendent Assignment (DSA) and on a certified candidacy credentialing track. If neither requirement is met, a student may not register or participate in Licensing School. Dates for Licensing School: Week One: Monday, June 10, 2019 to Friday, June 14, 2019 at Camp Comeca, Cozad, NE ) Week Two: Monday, July 22, 2019 to Friday, July 26, 2019 at Heartland Center for Spirituality, Great Bend, KS Dean: Kathy Symes and Mary Scott Register at https://gp-reg.brtapp.com/2019LicensingSchool. Registration closes May 15. Contact Karen Jeffcoat to inquire about a late registration (considered on a case by case basis; absolutely no late registrations after May 22). Questions about Licensing School can be addressed to Karen Jeffcoat, registrar for the Board of Ordained Ministry at email@example.com. Any questions about registration can be directed to Nicole Guthrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.