Course of Study

TO REGISTER FOR THE FALL 2020 SESSION, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

ALL COURSES WILL BE HELD VIA ONLINE METHODS! YOU WILL NEED TO ATTEND CLASSES USING THE ZOOM PLATFORM ON THE DAYS LISTED FOR THE COURSE. 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 2020 & 2021

  • Fall Session 2020 – September 11 & 12, October 17, November 14
  • Spring Session 2021 – February 19 & 20, March 30, April 24

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FROM MAY 15th, 2020 – AUGUST 15, 2020

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: ONLINE ONLY! YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND SESSIONS USING ZOOM ON THE DAYS SCHEDULED BELOW. PLEASE SEE SYLLABUS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

SESSION DATES:

  • September 11th & 12th
  • October 17th
  • November 14th

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

COS 121: Bible I: Introduction
COS 124: Transformative Leadership
COS 224: Administration and Polity
COS 322: Theol. Heritage: III Med-Reformation
COS 423: Mission
COS 522: Theology of the Contemporary Church
COS 523: Evangelism

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

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN FROM OCTOBER 15th, 2020 – JANUARY 15, 2021

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: Esch Hall, University of Indianapolis, 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227

SESSION DATES:

  • February 19th & 20th
  • March 20th
  • April 24th

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

COS 122: Theological Heritage I: Introduction
COS 123: Formation & Discipleship
COS 222: Theological Heritage II: Early Church
COS 223: Worship & The Sacraments
COS 321: Bible III: The Gospels
COS 324: Preaching
COS 421: Bible IV: Prophets, Psalms
COS 422: Theological Heritage IV: Wesleyan Movement
COS 521: Bible V: Acts, Epistles, Revelation
COS 524: Theology Reflection: Practice Of Ministry

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

Register for Fall 2020 Courses