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 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.
A program of Houghton College which offers non-credit classes in fulfillment of the academic requirements for ordination, licensing, and commissioning within The Wesleyan Church.
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.
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.