Educational Opportunities for Free Methodist Church Leaders in Southern California

September 1, 2023 | Education, Featured

We are pleased to present new educational opportunities tailored to enhance your ministerial skills and knowledge. Our commitment to robust, formal education ensures that you are equipped to lead with excellence.

Classes for Local Ministerial Candidates (LMCs)


History and Polity for Local Ministers

This course critically examines the origin, development, beliefs, practices, and government of the Free Methodist Church. Key topics include understanding the essence of a FREE Methodist and what distinguishes it from other denominations. The significance of John Wesley and other early church leaders to Free Methodist history will be explored, along with a breakdown of acronyms such as MAC, MEG, EPS, SCOD, BOB, pivotal in our church governance.

Online Sessions (taught by Dr. Allison Coventry from PNWC)

  • October 5, 12, 19, and 26 (Thursdays) from 6-8pm.

In-Person Sessions (led by Kasey Martin from FMCSC)

Los Angeles Community Church, 2100 W 54th St, Los Angeles, CA 90062

  • 10/14 (Saturday) – 10am-1pm

The Lamb’s Fellowship, 21901 Railroad Canyon Rd, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532

  • 10/28 (Saturday) – 10am-1pm

Registration is open at $50 per person.


Wesleyan Theology for Local Ministers

Dive into the rich practical and theological vision of John Wesley and explore its evolution through the Wesleyan, Methodist, and Holiness movements. Understand their relevance in today’s theological landscape and practice. This course offers a detailed study of Wesley’s historical context, theological methodology, and the core doctrinal commitments central to our Wesleyan identity. Special focus will be given to the contemporary application of Wesleyan theology in today’s ministry contexts.

Session Details

Foothill Community Church, 777 E Alosta Ave, Azusa, CA 91702

  • 11/3 (Friday) – 6pm-9:30pm
  • 11/4 (Saturday) – 10am-1:30pm

The Lamb’s Fellowship – 21901 Railroad Canyon Rd, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532

  • 11/17 (Friday) – 6pm – 9:30pm
  • 11/18 (Saturday) – 10am – 1:30pm

The course is priced at $75 per person.


Aldersgate School of Ministry

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the Aldersgate School of Ministry with classes commencing on September 11. Catering to individuals from various denominations, Aldersgate offers a choice of a 1-year or 2-year certificate, leading to a Lay Ministry certificate. This also covers prerequisites for ordination or eligibility for master’s study in seminary. For those keen on specific subjects, there’s the flexibility to enroll in individual courses.

For detailed information and to register, visit


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