Indiana Extension Course of Study - Spring 2018
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 weekend schedule makes attendance at the Indiana Extension COS School 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
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: January 19 & 20, March 10, April 21, 2018
Registration deadline: January 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Cancellations: all cancellations must be received by 11:59 pm on January 1, 2018 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 must be prepared before the first class session. Other assignments are due at subsequent class sessions. All assignments must be submitted by or at the last class of the spring term.
Grading: Letter grades are assigned in the traditional A, B, C, D or F format.
McCreary Chapel, Schwitzer Center
University of Indianapolis
1400 E Hanna Ave.
Emergency phone during class: call 317-788-3333 (police weekend number) They will contact the director of COS.
January 19 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
January 20 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
March 10 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
April 21 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Schedule of Courses:
Classes begin on Friday evening, January 19. They will continue on Saturday January 20, Saturday March 10 and Saturday April 21. Classes that have fewer than five (5) persons registered on January 1, 2018 will be deferred to future sessions. In this event, students may choose to take another course.
The following classes are being offered Spring 2018:
A block of rooms for COS is secured at the Holiday Inn Express at 5151 S East St. (317) 783-5151. They provide us with a discounted rate. When you make your reservations, let them know you are with the Course of Study. Your code is COS.
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:
Fort Wayne, IN 46835