Course of Study
For Part-Time Local Pastors
The 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, which are also available at Perkins.
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, which will forward the request to the Local Pastor Registrar (Duane VanGiesen) for consideration. He 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.
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.
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.
Rev. Duane VanGiesen, Board of Ministry Officer, is Registrar for the school.
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.