The License to Preach school enables certified candidates to complete the educational requirements for being licensed for pastoral ministry. The Fall 2023 semester will be in an online format with learning content and instruction hosted and delivered by the Candler School of Theology (Emory University). Facilitators and graders for small groups and class assignments will be from the Indiana Conference. Attendance at the onsite orientation at the University of Indianapolis and participation in online small groups during the semester is required.
The Division of Ordained Ministry (Nashville, TN) requires that all licensing school students be certified as a candidate for licensed or ordained ministry. For certification information, contact your Conference Superintendent and/or chair of your District Committee on Ministry (dCOM).
Students are required to have access to a computer with internet that will allow watching lectures, submitting written and visual presentations, chatting online with other class members, and participating in Zoom meetings.
Fall 2023 Schedule
Onsite Orientation: Saturday, September 9, 2023 – University of Indianapolis (most of the day)
Online Modules: Saturday, September 9 – Friday, November 3, 2023
The course consists of the following:
1- One (1) onsite orientation event.
2- Eight (8) online learning modules (completed independently during the assigned week).
3- Online small group meetings and a one-on-one meeting with the Licensing School Director. Online meetings are scheduled based on students’ availability.
No partial payments*. All payments must be received on or before August 25, 2023.
Indiana Conference students – $650/person.
Non-Indiana Conference students – $725/person.
*Financial assistance may be available through your conference or district.
Cancellations received by August 25, 2023, at 11:59 pm via email to firstname.lastname@example.org will be eligible for a refund, less processing fee. After this date, there will be no refunds.
Attendance at all sessions and completion of all assignments is required. Absence may require withdrawal from the school.
Registration deadline: Friday, August 25, 2023, at 11:59 pm
Online payments by Visa, MasterCard or Check.
Print a copy of your registration for your receipt.
Check payments must be mailed within 7 days of registration. Please include a copy of your registration with your check.
Make checks out to INUMC and mail to:
Attn: Ministerial Services
301 Pennsylvania Pkwy, Suite 300
Carmel, IN 46280
For questions, contact: