Licensing School


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.

Admission Requirements

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 will be eligible for a refund, less processing fee. After this date, there will be no refunds.

Attendance Policy

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

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:


Attn: Ministerial Services

301 Pennsylvania Pkwy, Suite 300

Carmel, IN 46280

For questions, contact:

Luska Natali, by phone at 317-564-3233 or via email at

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