Our Mission: Developing Christian Leaders through Lifelong Learning


Ready for Licensing School?

If you are a Certified Candidate for Ministry in the United Methodist Church (which means that you have completed your Candidacy Studies and received approval from both your Charge Conference and the District Committee on Ordained Ministry) and have your District Superintendent's permission, you are eligible to attend the Mississippi Conference Licensing School in 2015.  See the full brochure for schedule, cost, and expectations. 

Clergy Leadership Conference 2015

What better way to describe pastoral care than seeing and hearing one another with eyes and ears of compassion and working together for changed lives, congregations, and communities?  

Growing with the Enneagram

What difference can a number make?  Quite a bit, if that number opens doors to clearer understanding of self and others.  Quite a bit, if knowing that number becomes a tool that moves you toward spiritual maturity.  Treat yourself to a weekend with Suzanne Stabile, co-founder of Life in the Trinity Ministry in Dallas, TX.  Discover what the Enneagram can mean for you and those with whom you live and work.  Become more fully the person God created you to be. 


Renowned New Testament scholar, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, is slated for a weekend seminar at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Greenwood, MS, January 16-18, 2015.  She will explore the theme "Jesus & Judaism:  Why the Connection Matters."    Taking part in any or all of this seminar is free of charge, though donations are welcome.   Box lunches are available for $14 and require pre-registration.  Otherwise, pre-registration is not
  “Eyes to See, Ears to Hear: Pastoral Care for Transformed Lives” with Dr. Gregory C. Ellison, II February 2-4, 2015 at St. Mark's UMC, Brandon, MS  More Information can be found on our Clergy Leadership page      
   The 2015 Mississippi Course of Study is now available. You may download a copy at Course of Study page.   Please note that the course numbers have changed! Periodically the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry revises the curriculum of the Course of Study. These new course numbers and in some cases course names reflect those changes. You will not lose credit for courses you have already taken. In some instances the order of courses has also changed. For example,
The 2014 Shepherd's Sabbath  participants have returned from their pilgrimage to Spain led by Brad Berglund. We are slowly uploading photos of their incredible journey to share with you.