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
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: May 18, 2019 – June 29, 2019
Registration deadline: April 15, 2019 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 April 15, 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 will be completed in a hybrid, online format during the term of will be due at the final class session. All assignments must 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 face to face sessions are held at:
University of Indianapolis
1400 E Hanna Ave.
May 18 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
May 19-June 28 Online Class interaction
June 29 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Schedule of Courses:
Classes that have fewer than five (5) persons registered on, April 15, 2018 will be deferred to future sessions. In this event, students may choose to take another course.
The following classes are being offered Summer 2018:
121 Bible Introduction
122 Theological Heritage I
123 Formation & Discipleship
224 Administration & Polity
521 Bible V– Acts, Epistles, Revelation
Registration Opens February 15, 2019.