From Wesleyan Discipline
- (1) Pre-ordination Course of Study. It shall require as a prerequisite a high school diploma or its equivalent. It shall consist of four years of college and/ or seminary-level work, and shall cover necessary general education courses as well as the full range of ministerial training subjects—biblical, historical, theological, and practical, including courses in Wesleyan doctrine, history, and polity.
- (2) Courses of Study for Specialized Ministries. These shall consist of special adaptations of the pre-ordination study course (3210:1) for those who are called to the work of minister of music, minister of Christian education, or others as deemed necessary.
- (3) Commissioned Minister’s Course of Study. It shall consist of two years of college-level work, and shall incorporate biblical, historical, theological, and practical courses, including courses in Wesleyan doctrine, history, and polity.