Local Pastors

 Local Pastors

If you have questions about Local Pastors, issues related to Local Pastors, or questions about how to become a Local Pastor, contact the Local Pastor’s Liaison:

Local Pastor Liaison, Gary Knerr:  610-696-2663  pastorknerr@grovechurch.org

Interested in Pastoral Ministry as a certified and licensed Local Pastor…

Come to a Licensing School sponsored by the Eastern PA Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and held at these three sites: West Chester UMC, Hatboro (Lehman Memorial) and Cedarville UMC

Four Major Areas of Study:
Christian Education, Preaching/Worship/Sacraments, Pastoral Care, Church Administration/ Leading a Congregation. course instructors are clergy in the Eastern PA Conference

Click here for information and dates for 2018 for EPA Licensing School 

Click here to download licensing school registration

To get an overview of the candidacy process or to download the forms you will need as a candidate for licensed and ordained ministry click here.

Click here to download the Associate Membership Requirements document

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