Spring 2023 License to Preach

Saturday, February 18- Saturday, April 22, 2023

The License to Preach school enables candidates to complete training when their primary vocation makes it difficult to attend a residential school.  The school provides the required contact hours of learning at times that are possible for such persons to participate. 

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

You will need access to a computer with internet that will allow listening to lectures, submitting written and visual presentations and chatting online with other class members.  The first and last sessions are face-to-face; all others are online.


Classroom Sessions take place at:

University Of Indianapolis

Esch Hall
1400 Campus Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227
United States

Dates: February 18, 2023- April 22, 2023

The tuition fee for Indiana Conference candidates is $650 per person.  Financial assistance may be available through your conference or district.  For non-INUMC members the tuition is $725 per person.  No partial payments.  All payments must be received on or before February 3, 2023.

Cancellations received by February 3 at 11:59 pm via email to localpastors@inumc.org will be eligible for a refund less processing fee.  After this date there will be no refunds.

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

Registration deadline:  February 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm



                                       Onsite Orientation                                                Saturday, February 18, 2023-  University of Indianapolis          (most of the day)

                                          Online Modules                                            Saturday February 18, 2023 - Saturday, April 22, 2023

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

Contact Information

Michele Phillips

Administrator of Ministerial Service and Local Pastor Registrar

Phone: 260-602-6368 

email: localpastors@inumc.org


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:

                                                INUMC                                                                               Attn: Ministerial Service                                                        301 Pennsylvania Pkwy Suite 300                       Carmel, IN 46280