Exciting Partnership Announcement: FMCSC and Aldersgate School of Ministry

June 20, 2024 | Featured, Leadership, News

We are thrilled to announce a transformative partnership between the Free Methodist Church in Southern California (FMCSC) and Aldersgate School of Ministry (ASOM). This collaboration will provide comprehensive, high-quality education for those pursuing ordination within the Free Methodist Church.

Aldersgate School of Ministry will now be the primary provider for all ordination classes, offering a rich curriculum tailored to the needs of FMCSC leaders, including Local Ministerial Candidates (LMC) and Conference Ministerial Candidates working towards becoming Local Licensed Ministers (LLM) and Ordained Elders in the Free Methodist Church. The Free Methodist Ordination Track Certificate, offered through ASOM, will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to excel in your ministry and leadership roles.

Class Offerings

To accommodate diverse schedules and learning preferences, classes will be offered several times throughout the year:

English Cohorts Year 1
These classes are held online and include History and Polity of the Free Methodist Denomination and Wesleyan Theology

  • July 1 through September 1
  • September 9 through October 29

English Cohort Year 2
These classes are held as a hybrid model Pastoral Ministry class containing 6 in-person sessions and online work

In-person sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Sept 14, 2024
  • Oct 12, 2024
  • Nov 9, 2024
  • Jan 11, 2025
  • Feb 8, 2025
  • March 8, 2025

Spanish Cohort

  • Classes will be offered in Spanish during Spring 2025

World-Class Instruction

ASOM is committed to providing exceptional education, and they have assembled a faculty of world-class instructors with extensive Free Methodist experience. These seasoned leaders and scholars will guide you through engaging courses, fostering meaningful discussions and practical application of your learning in real-world ministry contexts.

Registration and More Information

To learn more about the Free Methodist Ordination Track Certificate, including courses offered, financial support, and the pathway to seminary, please visit our dedicated website at https://www.aldersgatesom.com/fmc. Here, you’ll find all the information you need to get started on your ordination journey.

If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to ASOM’s dedicated support team at [email protected]. The ASOM team is ready to support you every step of the way.

We are excited about this partnership and the opportunities it presents for the growth and development of FMCSC leaders. By investing in your ministerial education, you are not only deepening your own impact, but also contributing to the future success of the Free Methodist Church.

Take the next step in your ministry journey!

Register Today

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