Ministerial students will find that they have several options to complete requirements for credentials includingattending one of our Wesleyan Colleges/Universities, approved seminaries, FLAME, district extension or  correspondence courses. Hundreds of people are being called to serve the Kingdom as ministers of the Gospel. Many of them are second-career, non-traditional students who are looking for accessible ways to complete their educational requirements. This page explores several pathways available to complete your academic training for credentialing in The Wesleyan Church.  

Alternative Education & Training

Kingswood Extended

Kingswood Extended offers two ordination credit course options for those looking to prepare for effective ministry in the local church:  Self-Paced (formerly Correspondence Courses and Virtual Classroom (formerly FLAME) Courses.


es un programa academico en Español para preparar estudiantes ministeriales para la licencia ministerial y la ordenación en La Iglesia Wesleyana.

Cross Training

An online ordination program offered through Oklahoma Wesleyan for pastors desiring to be ordained in the Wesleyan Church.

AAS Christian Ministries

An online program of Houghton College which offers a ministry credentialing track in Christian Ministires.

Competency Portfolio

An option that allows an individual to demonstrate mastery of a particular area of academic training standards by documenting extensive experience and/or study such as a combination of related courses, seminars, research and reading.

District Extension Classes

Courses offered for fulfillment of the academic requirements for ordination in The Wesleyan Church. Offered at the discretion of Wesleyan Church District offices.

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