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Licensing School

Virginia Conference Board of Ordained Ministry
Licensing School Student Information

May 24 – June 4, 2021
Video conference with a single day – in-person – regional session

The Virginia Board of Ordained Ministry will host a hybrid Licensing School from May 24 – June 4. Classes will be asynchronous (participating on your own schedule) as well as synchronous (participating as a group at a scheduled time). We will also be inviting you to attend a one-day regional event during the two-week schedule. Participation is mandatory at all events for clergy who are entering their first appointments–licensed local pastors, provisional elders and provisional deacons. If there are concerns about the in-person session, there will be an opportunity to make alternate arrangements.

Registration is by invitation only. Please contact your District Superintendent for information on how to register if you have found this page through a web search.

Orientation begins promptly at 9:00 am on Monday, May 24 – a Zoom video link will be sent to the email address you used to register for licensing school. Over the course of two-weeks, classes will be asynchronous (participating on your own schedule) as well as synchronous (participating as a group at a scheduled time). A schedule of the mandatory, synchronous meeting dates and times is enclosed in the Student Packet, linked below. Please put these dates and times on your calendar today. If you encounter a conflict as you add those meetings, please contact ClergyExcellence@vaumc.org immediately.

Virginia Licensing School Student Packet 2021 (pdf)
This packet includes detailed student information – a list of course meetings, textbooks needed for Licensing School and sermon submission guidelines.