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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 brief (1 – 3 page) statement of "Why you feel called to ministry"
  • Provide two printed copies at 8:15 am on August 9, 2019


Suggested items to bring to class each day:

  • Pre-assignment(s) if applicable
  • Bible (paper / electronic)
  • Note taking materials (laptop, pen, paper, etc.)
  • Book of Discipline 2016 (if you have one)
  • Light jacket or sweater



The cost is included in your registration fee. You should have received a separate email from Brandy Williams with your reservation details.

Weekend 1 - August: Quality Inn, 206 Corporate Pl, Alcoa, TN 37701

Weekend 2 - September: Holiday Inn Express, 114 Tulsa Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weekend 3 - October: Holiday Inn Express, 114 Tulsa Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830



Registration fee includes light snacks, as well as lunch and dinner (except on Sunday's) on each day classes are in session. We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions and to provide a safe environment for those with food allergies, but these situations can combine in complicated ways. If you have food sensitivities and will therefore bring your own meals, please email Brandy Williams to let her know. Dietary restrictions can also impact our ability to offer common elements for Communion.



The following books will be provided to each student to assist you in building your library for ministry. We will hand these out on the first day of Class on Weekend 1.

  • Christian Education in the Small Membership Church (Karen B. Tye)

  • Pastoral Care in the Small Membership Church (James L. Killen, Jr.)

  • Preaching in the Small Membership Church (Lewis A. Parks)

  • Worshiping in the Small Membership Church (Robin Knowles Wallace)

  • Administration in the Small Membership Church (John H. Tyson)

  • Spiritual Leadership in the Small Membership Church (David Canada)

  • Evangelism in the Small Membership Church (Royal Speidel)



Brandy Williams, Administrative Assistant: Conference Secretary / Clergy Services 

[email protected]    or    865-293-4148


Can't find what you're looking for? Contact the Clergy Services office.

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