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Board of Ordained Ministry

The Board of Ordained Ministry is that part of our "organized life" which plays a vital role in receiving from the local church, its naming of those discerned to be called by the Spirit of Christ for "set-apart" leadership guiding the educational, spiritual, physical and emotional preparation for such leadership, exercising the credentialing procedures for consecration, ordination, or licensing, and upholding standards of continuing education, effectiveness in ministry, and moral/ethical faithfulness to the standards upheld by our office.

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Sub-ministries of Board of Ordained Ministry


Christ Calls All Christians To Ministry

"Ministry in the Christian church is derived from the ministry of Christ, who calls all persons to receive God's gift of salvation and follow in the way of love ...


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Course of Study

Course of Study

The Course of Study (COS) is a basic theological education program of the DOM (Division of Ordained Ministry).  It is provided for those who are licensed as local pastors who are unable to attend an approved seminary.

Participants in the program should have completed candidacy for ordained ...


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Extension Ministries

See Section X. ¶343-¶344 in the 2012 Book of Discipline.

Information will be added to this section as various extension ministries develop web pages.

Annual reporting form can be found under "Our Resources."


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Local Pastor Licensing School

When:       August 9-11, September 13-15 & October 11-13, 2019

Schedule:  8:15 am - 9:00 pm  Friday & Saturday

                  8:15 am - 6:00 pm  Sunday

Price:        $645 member of Holston Annual Conference

Info:          Download Registration form - Registration is now closed for 2019 LPLS



  • Due August 9, 2019
  • Prepare a ...


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"Our Resources" contains useful information for download.

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