Summer Hybrid (COS)

The Indiana Extension Course of Study School is an extension of the Garrett-Evangelical School of Theology Course of Study School, operating under the authority of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. Student performance is reported to the Division of Ordained Ministry, the annual conference Board Of Ordained Ministry and the student's Conference Superintendent and District Committee on Ministry.

The United Methodist Church requires part-time local pastors to complete the Course of Study in 12 years. The student should complete two classes per year to be eligible for reappointment. (Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, 2016 ¶318.2 See also ¶ 316-320)

The summer hybrid schedule makes attendance at the Indiana Extension COS School more possible for part-time pastors having a non-clergy vocation.

Applicants must complete the Candidacy and License to Preach requirements before beginning the Course of Study.

            $250    INUMC Local Pastor (Note: in 2018 this is a one-time introductory reduction of tuition by $20)
            $300     Minister Other Denomination
            $300     Other Conference Local Pastor

For financial aid applicants should check with the Local Pastor Registrar of his/her annual conference, Conference Superintendent, or District Committee.

Students pay for textbooks and any other personal expenses. Tuition includes noon meal on Saturdays.




Dates: June 30th through August 11, 2018

Registration deadline: June 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm


When registering please have your PID # available. If you have forgotten that number contact Michele Phillips before starting your registration. 

Cancellations: All cancellations must be received by 11:59 pm on June 1, 2018 via email to to be eligible for a refund less processing fee.  No cancellations after this date.

Faculty: The men and women who teach in the Course of Study have academic credentials as well as practical experience in the areas that they teach. They come primarily from the Indiana Annual Conference. Most hold clergy credentials and have served as pastors of local churches.

Assignments:  Some assignments may be prepared before the first class session.  Other assignments will be completed in a hybrid, online format during the term or will be due at the final class session.  All assignments are to be submitted by or at the last class of the summer term.

Grading: Letter grades are assigned in the traditional A, B, C, D or F format.

All sessions are held at:
Esch Hall 

University of Indianapolis
1400 E Hanna Ave.

Indianapolis IN        

Emergency phone during class: Call 317-788-3333 (police weekend number). They will contact the director of COS.

June 30                     8:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Online Class interaction June 31-August 10
August 11                 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Schedule of Courses:
Classes that have fewer than five (5) persons registered on June 1, 2018 may be deferred to future sessions at the discretion of the director. In this event, students may choose to take another course.

The following classes are being offered Summer 2018 - (click on class # to access syllabi):



Contact Information

Michele Phillips 

Phone: 260-602-6368 



Payment Instructions

Online payments by Visa, MasterCard or Check.


Print a copy of your registration for your receipt.

Check payments must be mailed within 7 days of registration.  Please include a copy of your registration with your check.

Make checks out to INUMC and mail to:

Michele Phillips, Admin.

Asst. Local Pastor Education

7428 Sweet Spire Ct.
Fort Wayne, IN 46835





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