Cosnahan completes first part of Mississippi Course of Study


Brister “Calvin” Cosnahan, pastor of Vaiden United Methodist Church, recently completed the basic course of study through the Mississippi Course of Study School at Millsaps College. Cosnahan finished the basic course on Jan. 25.

The Mississippi Course of Study School (MSCOS) at Millsaps College is a ministry education program dedicated to the formation of part-time United Methodist local pastors who are spiritually grounded, theologically responsible, relationally skilled and professionally effective. MSCOS is administered by the Center for Ministry and operates as an extension program of Candler School of Theology, Emory University. MSCOS is accredited through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

MSCOS includes students from Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Texas and beyond. The faculty is composed of pastors, scholars and ministry professionals who are experts in their fields and have a great love of ministry and teaching.

Founded in 1990, MSCOS was the first program of its kind in the United Methodist Church. It continues a tradition of innovation and excellence as it prepares pastors for faithful, effective parish ministry in the 21st century.