[Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Classes, Format and Location are Subject to Change.]
Fall 2020 - September - November
COS 122 (112) – Theological Heritage I: Introduction
COS 222 (212) – Theological Heritage II: Early Church
COS 321 (311) – Bible III: Gospels
COS 423 (513) -- Mission
COS 123 (113) - Formation and Discipleship
COS 324 (214) - Preaching
COS 124 (None) -- Transformative Leadership
COS 221 (211) -- Bible II: Torah and Israel’s History
COS 324 (214) -- Preaching
COS 422 (412) --Theological Heritage IV: Wesleyan Movement
COS 523 (313) -- Evangelism
COS 524 (514) - Theological Reflection on the Practice of Ministry
Spring 2021 – March 12-13; April 9-10
Birmingham Area - Place to be Determined
COS 123 (213) – Formation and Discipleship
COS 223 (413) – Worship & Sacraments
COS 322 (312) – Theological Heritage III: Medieval through the Reformation
COS 421 (411) – Bible IV: Prophets, Psalms, Wisdom
COS 522 (512) – Theology in the Contemporary Church
Summer 2021 – July 9-10; August 6-7
Montgomery Area - Place to be Determined
COS 121 (111) – Bible I: Introduction
COS 224 (114) – Polity & Administration
COS 323 (314) – Congregational Care
COS 424 (414) – Ethics
COS 521 (511) – Bible V: Acts, Epistles & Revelation
COS 121 and COS 122 must be taken before you will be allowed to take any other course of study class.
Course of Study Curriculum
The Course of Study curriculum was revised in 2015; the COS number in parenthesis is the numbering for the old curriculum. Please check to make sure you have not already taken the course before registering. If you have questions, please contact the ALCOS Registrar, Peggy Ryan.
You may verify the classes you have taken and grades by obtaining a copy of your transcript from the Division of Ordained Ministry at GBHEM. Send an email to Pamela Frost at email@example.com.
Syllabi for Course of Study
A syllabus outlining the required books and Pre-Course work assignments for each class is available on the ALCOS website --www.umcna.org/alcosumc or on the ALCOS Facebook page -- search Alabama Course of Study and request to join the closed group.
Deadline for ALCOS Cancellation of Classes
Classes may be cancelled if the required number of students have not enrolled one month prior to the class.
Please Note: ALCOS is for part time local pastors under appointment.
Online Registration and payment available at: www.umcna.org/alcosumc