Becoming a Local Preacher
What is a methodist local preacher?
Local preachers are those who have been accredited to preach
God's word and lead His people in worship. Originally, the
term local preacher showed the difference between those who stayed
in a local area and those who moved around the country as ministers
Becoming a local preacher
- Interested in becoming a local preacher? Do you feel called to
preach God's word? Click here for a guide to help you explore your
- Stages in the local preacher training
process - This flowchart outlines the stages in becoming
a local preacher from initial steps through to accreditation.
- For further information about the Methodist local preacher
training process please see Faith & Worship
- Alternative courses
to Faith & Worship - Some Districts
and training institutions have developed training course
that have been approved as acceptable alternatives
to Faith & Worship
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Called to Lead Worship?
Called to Preach?
These two booklets will help those exploring God's call to the
ministries of worship leader or local preacher. They include
testimonies, Scripture and practical guidance to encourage
reflection, prayer and talking things through with others.
Order online here.