Course of Study

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.

SESSION DATES FOR 2019 & 2020

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.

SESSION DATES 

  • September 6
  • September 7
  • October 12
  • November 16

Fall 2019 Course of Study Classes:

Fall 2019 COS Registration

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION IN LATE FALL 2019

SESSION DATES FOR 2019 & 2020

  • Fall Session 2019- August 23 & 24, October 12, November 16
  • Spring Session 2020- February 7 & 8, March 7, April 18

Course of Study Summer Hybrid 2019

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.

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.

Schedule:

  • May 18: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
  • May 19 – June 28: Online class interaction
  • June 29: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration deadline: May 1, 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. 

All face-to-face sessions are held at: 

Esch Hall, University of Indianapolis

1400 E. Hanna Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46227

The following classes are being offered Summer 2019:

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

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED