Licensing School


The License to Preach school enables certified candidates to complete the educational requirements needed for being licensed for pastoral ministry.   The Fall 2022 semester will be in an online format with learning content and instruction delivered and hosted by the Candler School of Theology. Small groups will be led by facilitators from the Indiana Conference and will be required at different times during the semester for some of the learning modules.

Admission Requirements
The Division of Ordained Ministry (Nashville, TN) requires that before acceptance in a licensing school, a person must be certified as a candidate for licensed or ordained ministry.  For certification information, contact your Conference Superintendent and/or chair of District Committee on Ministry (dCOM).

We will be offering the fall 2022 cohort in partnership with the Candler School of Theology (Emory University). Instruction will be online and there will be online small group discussions with classmates during the semester. You will need access to a computer with internet that will allow listening to lectures, submitting written and visual presentations, chatting online with other class members, and participating in Zoom meetings.

Classes take place: Online Only

Dates: September 10 – November 4, 2022

The tuition fee for Indiana Conference candidates is $425 per person.  Financial assistance may be available through your conference or district.  For non-INUMC members, the tuition is $675 per person.  No partial payments.  All payments must be received on or before September 1, 2022.

Cancellations received by September 1, 2022, at 11:59 pm via email to will be eligible for a refund, less processing fee.  After this date, there will be no refunds.

Attendance Policy
Attendance at all session is required.  Absence may require withdrawal from the school.

Registration deadline:  September 1, 2022, at 11:59 pm

Schedule: Dates for Zoom Meetings
September 10, 2022

9:00am – 12:00pm Eastern/8:00am – 11:00am Central

Student Orientation (via Zoom)

Small group conversations will be required during the semester. Dates will be dependent on students’ availability during the learning modules.

For information about the event, contact Michele Phillips at

Payment Instructions:

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:

Michele Phillips

Admin. Ministerial Services

7428 Sweet Spire Ct

Fort Wayne, IN 46835

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