UNY Local Pastor Licensing School
The 2020 Upper New York Local Pastors Licensing School (LPLS) was held in May 2020. Check back for dates and location information for the 2021 session.
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 email@example.com.