Course of Study

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

 

SESSION DATES FOR 2024
• Summer Session 2024 – May 18-June 29
• Fall Session 2024 – September 7, September 14, October 12 and November 9

SESSION DATES FOR 2025
• Spring Session 2025 – February 7 through April 12 (registration opens 10/15/24)
• Summer Session 2025 – May 17 through June 28 (registration opens 2/15/25)
• Fall Session 2025 – September 12 and 13, October 11, and November 18 (registration opens 5/15/25)

PLEASE NOTE!

In addition to registering for the course, your instructor may choose to utilize an online Learning Management System (Moodle) hosted by the United Methodist Communications.  Approximately 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 the 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.

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)

All students are responsible for abiding by all policies in the Indiana Extension COS Student Manual. Please see the downloadable version here: COS Student Manual

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.

2024 Summer Hybrid Course of Study

Click the button below to access registration.

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN FROM February 15 THROUGH May 1

When registering, please have your Personal Identification Number (PID) available. If you have forgotten that number, contact Luska Natali 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.

Session dates:

  • May 18, 2024 (Saturday)
  • June 29, 2024 (Saturday)
  • Other meetings will happen online at the instructors’ guidance

    Courses being offered:

    • 122 Theological Heritage 1: Intro – CANCELLED
    • 223 Worship & the Sacraments – View Course Syllabus
    • 322 Theological Heritage III, Medieval-Reformation – CANCELLED
    • 423 Mission – View Course Syllabus

    To register, click here.

    Contact person: Luska Natali (317) 564-3233 or ministerialservices@inumc.org

    2024 Fall Course of Study

    2024 Fall Course of Study

    Registration will be open from May 15-August 16.

    Click the button below to access registration.

    When registering, please have your Personal Identification Number (PID) available. If you have forgotten that number, contact Luska Natali 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.

    Session Dates:

    September 7 (Sat) – from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (ET) – via Zoom
    September 14 (Sat) – from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – in-person
    October 12 (Sat) – from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – in-person
    November 9 (Sat) – from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – in-person

    Courses being offered:

    121 Bible I: Introduction (Leslie, B)
    124 Transformative Leadership (Fulbright) – View Course Syllabus
    221 Bible II: Torah & Israel’s History (Steussy)
    224 Administration and Polity (Peebles)
    322 Theo. Herit. III Med-Reformation (White)
    323 Congregational Care (King)
    423 Mission (Cushman-Wood)
    424 Ethics (Gibson)
    522 Theology Contemp Church (Methany)
    523 Evangelism (Kinsey)

    To register, click here –
    https://inumc.swoogo.com/COSFall2024

    NOTE : If you are new to Course of Study, your first courses must be COS 121, Intro to
    Bible, and COS 122, Intro to Theology. These two courses can be taken in any
    order. Once you have taken these two courses, you may register for other COS
    courses.

    Contact person: Luska Natali, (317) 564-3233, ministerialservices@inumc.org