License to Preach Schools

The License to Preach school enables candidates to complete training when their primary vocation makes it difficult to attend a residential school.  The school provides the required contact hours of learning at times that are possible for such persons to participate. 

Admission Requirements
The Division of Ordained Ministry (Nashville, TN) requires that before acceptance in a licensing school, a person must have been certified as a candidate for licensed and/or ordained ministry. For certification information contact your Conference Superintendent and/or chair of District Committee on Ministry (dCOM).

You will need access to a computer with internet that will allow listening to lectures, submitting written and visual presentations and chatting online with other class members.  The first and last sessions are face-to-face; all others are online.


Classroom Sessions take place at:

University of Indianapolis

McCleary Chapel, Schwitzer Center, and Esch Hall
1400 Campus Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227
United States

August 17 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
August 18 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
October 13 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November 10 8:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m.


*Class will also convene 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., October 14, Southport United Methodist Church, 1947 E Southport Road Indianapolis, IN 46227.

The tuition fee for Indiana Conference candidates is $425 per person.  Financial assistance may be available through your conference or district. For non-INUMC members the tuition is $675 per person. No partial payments. All payments must be received on or before August 1, 2018.

Cancellations received by August 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm via email to will be eligible for a refund less processing fee. After this date there will be no refunds.

Attendance Policy
Attendance at the all session is essential. Absence may require withdrawal from the school.



Friday, Aug. 17, Saturday Aug. 18, Oct. 13, Oct. 14, Nov. 13, 2018


Registration deadline:  August 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Lunch & Snacks:  will be provided. 

For information about the event contact Michele Phillips at or 260-602-6368.

Hotel Information
A block of rooms for License to Preach 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 United Methodist School.


Contact Information

Michele Phillips

Phone: 260-602-6368 



Payment Instruction

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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