KY-TN District Educational Advancement Classes

Nine Educational Advancement Classes are offered in 2017-2018 for Ministerial Students and others interested in ministry training:

Following are the syllabi for Educational Advancement Classes... |

All classes will be held at the Cumberland Grove Retreat Center in Jamestown TN from 8am to 6pm (Central Time) each day (Fri and Sat). Lodging is free in the Retreat Center, but you will be responsible for your own food/meals, linens, towels, toiletries, etc. Since classes start at 8am (Central) on Friday, you may want to arrive the evening before. The Retreat Center will be open and available for you check in on Thursday night.

Please keep in mind that Licensed Ministers and Ministerial Students must complete two courses before June 1 to qualify to remain in the pre-ordination program.

  • All classes are provided free of charge, but students must purchase their own books.
  • There will be some required pre and post class assignments.
  • Students must be present for BOTH class sessions to receive credit for the course.
  • Please do not register or plan to take a class, unless you are able to be present for both class days.
  • Registration deadline is 30 days before the class begins.

To register for a class, please E-mail the District Office. |

If you have any general questions about the schedule or pre-ordination process, please E-mail the District Office. If you register for a class and you cannot attend, you must E-mail the District Office. We will notify the professor.

If you have specific questions about a class, syllabus, textbook, or assignments, please contact the professor directly by clicking on his name listed above which links to his email address.

For info on becoming a Ministerial Student, please download the following resources... |

FLAME classes update from Joel Liechty posted on Oct 17, 2017...

We're launching new classes in a few weeks in our new format for FLAME that students have loved: online, live, and interactive classes through Zoom (a video conferencing platform). In case you or someone you mentor needs classes, we're including the list below:

Church Leadership & Management with Dr. Lawrence VanHook (Registration Deadline 10/30/2017)
Monday's 6 pm – 10 pm EST on November 6, 13, 27, December 4, 11, 18 (Break for Thanksgiving); Register at FLAME

Doctrine of Holiness with Adam Kline (Registration Deadline 10/27/2017)
Saturday's 9 am- 1:00 pm EST on November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16 (Break for Thanksgiving); Register at FLAME

General Church History with Dr. Kristina La-Celle- Peterson, Professor of Religion, Houghton College (Registration Deadline 10/30/2017)
Tuesday's 6 pm – 10 pm EST on November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12, 19 (Break for Thanksgiving); Register at FLAME

Sociology with Dr. Elizabeth Drury (Registration Deadline: 10/30/2017)
Thursday's 6 pm – 10 pm EST on November 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14, 21 with (Break for Thanksgiving); Register at FLAME

Psychology with Dr. Amy Luedtke (Registration Deadline 10/30/2017) (Registration Below)
Thursday's 6 pm – 10 pm EST on November 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14, 21 (Break for Thanksgiving); Register at FLAME

For syllabi, registration and more information, go to FLAME.

Classes starting in January, March, June, etc. are also available at FLAME.