Course of Study

ALL COURSES WILL BE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS FROM 8:30AM TO 4:00PM. SEE THE SYLLABUS FOR YOUR SPECIFIC COURSE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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.

NOTE: The Indiana Extension is only available to part-time local pastors.
FULL-TIME LOCAL PASTORS MUST ATTEND A REGIONAL SCHOOL,
SUCH AS GARRETT OR METHODIST SCHOOL OF OHIO (MTSO).

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.

The first two (2) courses that new students must complete is COS 121: Theological Heritage: Introduction and COS 122: Bible 1: Introduction.

SESSION DATES FOR 2022

  • Spring Session 2022 – Feb. 26, March 26, & April 30
  • Summer Session 2022 – June 18 through July 30

PLEASE NOTE!

In addition to registering for the course on the link below, your instructor may choose to utilize an online Learning Management System (Moodle) hosted by the United Methodist Communications.  About two weeks before the beginning of class, you will receive an email from Ken Boyd, our Online Content Coordinator, with instructions on how to register for the online portion of class. You will need to register before your course of study class begins, so that we can make sure everything is working in the online classroom for you.

2022 SPRING Course of Study

COURSE OPTIONS: (Syllabus will be linked below once they are available)

COS 122: Theological Heritage 1: Introduction – Syllabus

COS 123: Formation and Discipleship – Syllabus

COS 222: Theological Heritage II: Early Church – Syllabus

COS 223: Worship and the Sacraments – Syllabus

COS 321: Bible III: The Gospels –Syllabus

COS 324: The Practice of Preaching – Syllabus

COS 421: Bible IV: Prophets, Psalms –Syllabus

COS 422: Theological Heritage IV: Wesleyan Movement – Syllabus

COS 521: Bible V: Acts, Epistles, Revelation – Syllabus

COS 524: Theological Reflection: Practice of Ministry – Syllabus

Contact person: Michele Philips, (260) 602-6368, localpastors@inumc.org 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FROM MARCH 15, 2022 – JUNE 1, 2022

Please click button below to access the Registration Site.

When registering please have your PID # available. If you have forgotten that number, contact Michele Phillips before starting your registration. 

Tuition:
$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.

All sessions are held at the University of Indianapolis.

SESSION DATES:

  • June 18, 2022
  • July 30, 2022

COURSE OPTIONS: (Syllabus will be linked below once they are available)

COS 121 – Bible I: Introduction
COS 122: Theological Heritage 1: Introduction

COS 123: Formation and Discipleship

COS 223: Worship and Sacraments
COS 322: Theological Heritage 3: Medieval Reformation

COS 324: Preaching

COS 423: Mission
COS 521: Bible V: Acts, Epistles, Revelation

Contact person: Michele Philips, (260) 602-6368, localpastors@inumc.org 

COS SPRING’22 REGISTRATION