About the Program
The Parish Christian Educator (PCE) School is a three-year educational experience for United Methodists in local church Christian education service, both volunteer and salaried. The school consists of a series of six courses focusing on essential aspects of Christian education in the local church. Participants may take one or all six courses. Each course includes selected reading assignments, writing and in-class participation. Completion of all six will entitle a United Methodist to carry the conference approved title of Parish Christian Educator. United Methodist membership at the time of commissioning is required. In order to receive credit, participant must be present for the whole course.
Information and Experiences
Information and experiences gained through PCE will provide relevant leader training for those who lead Christian education ministries in local United Methodist churches. PCE School seeks to meet the needs of persons who have primary responsibility for the Ministry of Education in local United Methodist churches and who have little or no formal training in the field. It is designed for persons who are motivated to learn more to enhance their leadership abilities. Participants are encouraged to get involved in advanced level educational opportunities following the completion of Parish Christian Educator School.
Ample preparation is essential to full participation. A confirmation letter will be sent upon receipt of registration and fee, with course reading assignment. Firm registration deadline is 30 days prior to the start of each school. Those already in process will be given priority, however, these spaces will be released if registration is not received 30 days prior to the start of school. Non-attendance at 2 consecutive sessions will be considered withdrawal.
Cancellation must be received 30 days prior to start of school to receive a full refund, less $25 processing fee.
$250 Registration Fee