Local Pastor Licensing School

Local Pastor Licensing School

2021 Local Pastor Licensing School (LPLS)


Registration Deadline

July 16, 2021

5 pm Eastern Time


2021 LPLS will be limited to 20 Students

We currently have 10 seats remaining


Location:                Hybrid (Online and Alcoa, TN)


  • In-Person    Aug. 13-14       Alcoa, TN
  • Online            Aug. 20             Week 1 Assignments begin
  • Online            Aug. 27             Week 2 Assignments begin
  • Online            Sept. 3               Week 3 Assignments begin
  • Online            Sept. 10             Week 4 Assignments begin
  • Online            Sept. 17             Week 5 Assignments begin
  • Online            Sept. 24            Week 6 Assignments begin
  • Online            Oct. 1                  Week 7 Assignments begin
  • Online            Oct. 8                 Week 8 Assignments begin
  • In-Person    Oct. 15-16        Alcoa, TN

Registration Cost:

  • Holston Student Cost:    $600
  • Non-Holston Student Cost: $980


With the uncertainty that comes from the COVID-19 pandemic, the LPLS design team has decided to limit the number of students to 20 and go with a Hybrid format. This is not our preferred method, but the only method that will insure that we can offer a licensing school this fall. 

Holston will utilize Candler School of Theology developed / GBHEM approved school for the Online portion of this years LPLS. The Hybrid format will involve videos, readings and assignments sent out on a weekly basis along with required online group interaction. We will also gather in person (in Alcoa, TN) for the kick off weekend on August 13 - 14 and the wrap up weekend on October 15 -16. More information will be released as we approach August.

Please Note: 

  • Prior to Registration you must be a Certified Candidate
  • Prior to Registration you must have approval from your District Superintendent
  • Attendance at all sessions is required to receive a Certificate of Completion
  • Registration cost includes hotel accommodations for Friday nights (8/13 & 10/15


Questions:  Susan Arnold, Dean 2021 LPLS

General questions:   Brandy Williams