Iowa Licensing School

We are excited to walk beside you in fulfilling God's uniquely wonderful call upon your life to licensed local ministry.  

The 2023 Licensing School is planned to be in person from April 29th -May 5th. You may register online or complete the printable registration form.

2023 Licensing School Brochure

2023 Licensing School Basic information

Below are the syllabi links to buy the books.

Cokesbury has put together a book bundle with the required books at a discounted rate which can be found here.

Also be sure to order a Music & Worship Planner. You may choose the NRSV or CEB version. The instructors will use the CEB version but if you use NRSV in your church pews, feel free to get the NRSV version.

Music & Worship Planner NRSV

Music & Worship Planner CEB 

Also make sure you have a 2016 Book of Discipline. You may use a free online version or buy one.

2016 Book of Discipline

Also make sure you have a United Methodist Hymnal. 

United Methodist Hymnal

There are additional text that are recommended and will be mentioned but you are not required to buy them.

The Necessary Nine

4D Impact

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership


The syllabi can be found here:

Cultural Competence Syllabus

Discipleship/Evangelism Syllabus

Leadership/UM Polity Syllabus

Pastoral Care Syllabus

Preaching & Worship Syllabus

Feel free to contact Registrar Lisa Steel ([email protected] or 515-974-8939) or Dean of the School Rev. Jon Bailey  ([email protected]) with questions.