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.

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.

SESSION DATES FOR 2023

  • Spring Session 2023 – Feb. 17 & 18, March 18, and April 22
  • Summer Session 2023 – May 13 through June 24
  • Fall Session 2023 – Sept. 8 & 9, Oct. 14, and Nov. 11

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.

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN FROM OCTOBER 15, 2022 THROUGH JANUARY 15, 2023

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:

  • February 17, 2023 (Friday)
  • February 18, 2023 (Saturday)
  • March 18, 2023 (Saturday)
  • April 22, 2023 (Saturday)

COURSES BEING OFFERED:

Re register, click here.

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

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN FROM FEBRUARY 15, 2023 THROUGH MAY 1, 2023

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:

  • May 13, 2023 (Saturday)
  • June 24, 2023 (Saturday)

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

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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:

  • September 9, 2022 (Friday)
  • September 10, 2022 (Saturday)
  • October 8, 2022 (Saturday)
  • November 12, 2022 (Saturday)

COURSE OPTIONS (Syllabi will be added once they become available)

COS 121: Bible I: Introduction Syllabus
COS 124: Transformative Leadership Syllabus
COS 221: Bible II: Torah & Israel’s History Syllabus
COS 322: Theological Heritage III: Medieval Reformation Syllabus
COS 323: Congregational Care Syllabus
COS 424: Ethics Syllabus
COS 522: Theology Contemporary Church Syllabus
COS 523: Evangelism Syllabus

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

COS SPRING ’23 REGISTRATION