Staff Contacts:

Ministerial Development & Credentialing Director – Arlene Weigand

The Department of Leadership Development is committed to assisting the church:

  • discover lay, pastoral and educational leaders
  • connect leaders to the church in a meaningful relationship, and
  • equip leaders for effective ministry in the world.

Part of this task is accomplished by the office of Leadership Development which works closely with our six Free Methodist colleges and universities.

The office of Ministerial Development & Credentialing assists pastoral candidates seeking ordination in the Free Methodist Church.


J-term is scheduled for one-week only this year from January 9-13, 2017. Courses that are being offered are Wesleyan Theology, Leadership.

J-term registration is online at the following link:

Great news!

The deadline for registration has been extended to December 8, 2016!!!!
Payment may be made by credit card on the registration site or by check made payable to the Free Methodist World Ministries Center, for J-term and sent to the address below.

Tuition is $65.00 per credit hour. Full tuition must be paid in advance.

For lodging options, the Wingate Hotel on Rockville Road has a special rate of $69 +tax per night. Please call the Wingate at 317-296-6297 and let them know your reservations are for FMC/J-term. We do have some limited housing as guests in area homes. If you are interested please contact Arlene Weigand at no later than December 1, 2016.

For further information about the courses go to the following link to view course syllabi:

We hope to see you at J-term.

All course are approved by the Board of Bishops for credit for those seeking ordination.