Local Pastors Licensing School

The upcoming session will be held at:

5 Points Mission
Olmsted Center
114 Bayview Avenue
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520


Sept. 12-14, 2019 — Module 1
Oct.  10-12, 2019 — Module 2
Nov.    7-9, 2019 —  Module 3
Dec.     5-7, 2019 — Module 4

Please Note:

The Local Pastor Licensing School is a foundational and required piece in your preparation to become an appointed local pastor and/or ordained clergy member in the New York Annual Conference.  As such this is an evaluative experience which means that your preparation, attendance, classroom participation, performance and assignments are all vital in this process. As such, there is certain knowledge, along with skills that you will be expected to achieve during the time you are in the school.

Please register as soon as possible:

Please register as soon as possible, so you can be fully prepared to begin this formative experience in your ministry process. If you plan on attending Local Pastor Licensing School this fall the registration deadline is July 10, 2019 with your first pre-assignment due on AUGUST 6. Please register now, then begin the “What is Means to be United Methodist requirement (unless your dCOM Chair has confirmed its completion). The Book List and Pre-assignments will be posted on this web page by June 15th. Please order your books from the book list and begin your pre-assignment reading and assignments. Registration is available here: https://ny-reg.brtapp.com/2019LPLS


All pre-assignments including the reading must be completed and/or turned in by the assigned dates. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. The reason for this hard policy is that it makes little sense to attend any Module unless you are fully prepared, and that the teaching staff has had time to reflect upon your pre-assignment so they can help you gain the necessary knowledge and skills needed to meet the General Board of Higher Education guidelines.


Must be complete and turned in by the due date. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Please plan to arrive promptly at 5 Points Mission, Olmsted Center after dinner between 6:45 - 7:45pm on Thursday evenings. Our evening gathering and worship will begin at 8 PM. We will complete our time together by 4 pm on Saturday afternoon. If you are currently preaching on a regular basis you may want to arrange to have someone else preach those Sunday mornings following the module.

LP Registrar letter of instruction

LPLS Information flyer/folder

LPLS Policy - Please be aware that this document is a now a written policy of the Board on Ordained Ministry (BOOM).  The teaching and leadership team WILL be attentive to it as should you.

LPLS Application for those from the NY Conference: https://ny-reg.brtapp.com/2019LPLS
After registering online, please have this signature form signed, then send to Eileen Daunt with the rest of the paperwork.

LPLS Application (for those not from the NY Conference) Word  PDF

Questions: What it Means to be United Methodist

Writing Suggestions

Book List (will be available by June 15)

Pre-assignments and due dates (will be available by June 15)