The Transitional Leadership Council of the Global Methodist Church has approved Truett Seminary’s Pastoral Studies Program as an alternative educational pathway through which candidates for ordination in the GM Church can fulfill the educational requirements for ordination as either a deacon or an elder. The George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, was previously approved as a recommended educational institution of the GM Church.
More information about Truett’s Pastoral Studies Program may be obtained through a brochure accessible here or by visiting Truett’s website. Truett’s Pastoral Studies Program is a non-degree program and is open to anyone, regardless of age, academic background, or denominational affiliation.
Paragraph 407.1 of the Transitional Book of Doctrines and Discipline of the GM Church provides that persons pursuing GM Church ordination may complete the educational requirements set forth in ¶ 407.3 at any approved alternative educational pathway or in a bachelor’s degree program in ministry (for persons residing other than in the United States and Western Europe), a joint Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Divinity program, a program for a Master of Arts or equivalent degree in the practice of ministry or a Master of Divinity degree program at any accredited educational institution.