Course of Study (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.
$270 INUMC Local Pastor
$300 Minister Other Denomination
$300 Other Conference Local Pastor
The following classes are being offered in Fall 2018:
121 Bible I: Introduction
124 Transformative Leadership
221 Bible II: Torah & Israel's History
224 Administration and Polity
322 Theological Heritage III: Medieval-Reformation
323 Congregational Care
521 Bible V: Acts, Epistles, Revelation
522 Theology of the Contemporary Church
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.