UNY Local Pastor Licensing School
The 2020 Upper New York Local Pastors Licensing School (LPLS) will be held April 19-25, 2020 at Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center. Please check with your District for any full Disciple 1 courses being offered or there may be possibilities for online courses. Registration for LPLS 2020 will be available at a later date.
The LPLS experience provides an opportunity to learn with other students about the basics of ministry, to interact with and share ministry practice with the faculty and students, and to be creative in beginning pastoral ministry. Students in the LPLS should have completed the requirements for certified candidate. Also, we recommend you completing a Safe Sanctuary Training and the Boundary Awareness Training (online) prior to attending the LPLS. Please bring those certificates (or copies) of successful completion with you.
Completion of the LPLS meets a portion of the requirements for the licensing process, but the school does not grant the Local Pastor’s License. District Superintendents have that privilege after a candidate’s satisfactory completion of the LPLS, with approval by the District Committee on Ministry, and appointment to a church or extension ministry.
For more information, contact Rev. Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.