Courses

Course Options:

Online Courses offered through the Free Methodist World Ministries Center are FM History and Polity; Inductive Bible/How to study the Bible; Introduction to Christian Doctrine and Wesleyan Theology and Homiletics.

Start Dates for these online courses in 2018 (Each course is a 7-week intensive)
* April 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018
* May 29, 2018 – July 16, 2018
* July 17, 2018 – September 3, 2018
* September 4, 2018 – October 22, 2018
* October 23, 2018 – December 10, 2018

Correspondence Courses offered through the FMC World Ministry Center are listed in the Course Enrollment form available below. Students have up to 8 months to complete the course.

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Online and Correspondence Courses are available through the FMC World Ministry Center for candidates who have opened a filed with Ministerial credentialing services and are actively pursuing ordination in the Free Methodist Church. Each course has an experienced professor to guide the student in the learning process.

 

Additional Course Offerings

All of these courses are approved by the Board of Bishops for credit for those seeking ordination.
Courses are offered by the following Ministry Training Centers:

 

Catskill Center

Catskill Ministry Training Center Training Schedule
Free Methodist History and Polity: 2 credits

Date: Saturday May 26: 8:30-4:00 PM and Saturday June 23, 2018
Location: Catskill Ministry Training Center, 45 Stockton Avenue, Walton NY.
Cost: $100  Register by contacting Pastor Larry Light at larrylight7@gmail.com   Minimum of 5 students for course to run.  Registration Deadline 4/21/2018
Trainer: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM, DMin, CVPM, CM

Old Testament Survey: 3 credits

Date: May 14 to August 30. Offered by asynchronous on line method. 15 weeks of weekly readings, discussions at your convenience and examinations on line.
Cost $150  Register by contacting Pastor Larry Light at larrylight7@gmail.com   Minimum of 5 students for course to run.  Registration Deadline: April 21, 2018
Trainer: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM, DMin, CVPM, CM

 Inductive Bible Study of Hosea: 4 Credits
Date: Saturday 8/18, 9/15,10/27 and 12/29/2018. 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Catskill Ministry Training Center, 45 Stockton Avenue, Walton NY.
Cost: $200  Register by contacting Pastor Larry Light at larrylight7@gmail.com   Minimum of 5 students for course to run.  Registration Deadline 8/1/2018
Trainer: Dr. Allen Wachter DVM DMin, CVPM, CM

Introduction to Christian Doctrine: 2 Credits
Date: September 17, 2018 to Nov 31,2018. Offered by asynchronous on line method. 10 weeks of weekly readings, discussions at your convenience and examinations on line.
Cost $100  Register by contacting Pastor Larry Light at larrylight7@gmail.com   Minimum of 5 students for course to run.  Registration Deadline August 21,2018.

· Hospitality & Encouragement: Biblical Tools for Rapid Expansion April 14 and May 12 (English and Spanish Sections)
Offered at Crossroads Free Methodist Church, 195 Piaget Avenue, Clifton NJ.
Credits: 2 Cost $90 2 Saturday sessions beginning at 9:30am
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2018
Trainer English Section: Willie Kirchhofer, D.Min and Elias Mabaso
Trainer Spanish Section: Pastor Erick Collado

All courses are approved by the Board of Bishops for credit for those seeking ordination. To register for a course please respond by email to ministrytraining1224@gmail.com or call (973) 772-1660. All registrations fees at the Catskill Center are payable to the New Hope Community Church and those held at Metro NY/NJ Center are payable to Crossroads Free Methodist Church.

Willie Kirchhofer, D.Min
Director, the Ministry Training Center
Church Renewal Network
Training, Resources and Prayer Support
www.thecrn.net
(862) 221-1694
MinistryTraining1224@gmail.com

 

Pleasantville Center for Training & Renewal

Winter 2018 Module
January 26-27 & March 2-3
Free Methodist History & Polity – 2 credit hours – tuition $ 90; audit $ 60
Rev. T. Chris Hill

An exploration of the roots, development, doctrine and structure of the Free Methodist Church. Students will also
explore our place in the larger church family and the opportunities for the FMC in a quickly changing culture.

Introduction to Christian Doctrine
2 credit hours – tuition $ 90; audit $ 60
Rev. Dr. Andy Haskins

The Introduction to Christian Doctrine class provides the student with an opportunity to do a high intensity study of
the nine major theological categories. The object of this class is to show the connection between Wesleyan theology
and contemporary living. This class is a prerequisite for Wesleyan Theology.

Basic Communication & Presentation
2 credit hours – tuition $ 90; audit $ 60
Rev. Merry Kendall

This course covers the principles of delivering persuasive and engaging devotional messages and sermons.
Through research, developing outlines, rehearsals, and presentations in class, students will be evaluated by the
facilitator, their peers, and by viewing a video of themselves using a specific evaluation form.
This class is a prerequisite for Homiletics in Keystone Conf.

Directions
Pleasantville Camp is located on Rt. 227 E (260 Third St.), Pleasantville, PA 16341. Use entrance 2.
1 hr. S of Erie; 2 ½ hrs N of Pittsburgh; 2 ½ hrs. E of Akron, OH and 1 hr. S of Jamestown, NY.

Schedule
Friday 5:30 Check-In
6:00 Class
Saturday 7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Class
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Class
3:30 Head for home
You must attend both weekends to receive credit for the class.

Cost:
These fees cover the expenses for both weekends of a module.
Lodging Individual $ 70
Married Couple $ 90
Meals (per person) $ 50
Tuition & audit fees (see class listing)

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All courses are approved by the Board of Bishops office.