Indiana Extension Course of Study - Spring 2018

Indiana Extension Course of Study - Spring 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018

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McCreary Chapel, Schwitzer Center
University of Indianapolis
1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, IN

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Michele Phillips

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 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
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 January 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 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.
All sessions are held at:
     McCreary Chapel, Schwitzer Center
     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.

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:
122 Theol. Heritage I: Introduction
123 Formation & Discipleship
222 Theol. Heritage II: Early Church
223 Worship & The Sacraments
321 Bible III: The Gospels
322 Theol. Heritage II: Medieval—Reformation
421 Bible IV: Prophets, Psalms
524 Theol. Reflection: Practice of Ministry
Hotel Information
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.
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