Indiana Extension Course of Study Summer Hybrid 2024

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.  It is intended for part-time local pastors. 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.

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)

The summer hybrid schedule makes attendance at the Indiana Extension COS School more 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.

            $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.

Dates: May 18, 2024 through June 29, 2024

Registration deadline: May 1, 2024 at 11:59 pm

When registering please have your Personal Identification Number (PID) available.  If you have forgotten that number or have not been assigned a number, contact GBHEM at before starting your registration. If you have questions, contact Luska Natali at

Cancellations:  all cancellations must be received by 11:59 pm on May 1, 2024 via email to to be eligible for a refund, less processing fee.  No cancellations after this date.

Faculty:  The men and women who teach in the Course of Study have academic credentials as well as practical experience in the areas that they teach.  They come primarily from the Indiana Annual Conference.  Most hold clergy credentials and have served as pastors of local churches.

Assignments:  Some assignments must be prepared before the first class session.  Other assignments will be completed in a hybrid, online format during the term or will be due at the final class session.  All assignments must be submitted by or at the last class of the summer term.

Web Assistance: Some classes may use web assistance, which will require you to enroll in the online learning platform. For assistance with Moodle issues, please contact Dr. Britt Leslie at

Grading:  Letter grades are assigned in the traditional A, B, C, D or F format.


May 18 through June 29   

Schedule of Courses:
Classes that have fewer than five (5) persons registered on, May 1st will be deferred to future sessions.  In this event, students may choose to take another course.

All in-person class sessions will be held at the University of Indianapolis, in Esch Hall.


May 18           8:30am-4:00pm 

June 29          8:30am-4:00pm

**Additional classwork will be done online through the Moodle platform. **

The following classes are being offered Summer Hybrid 2024:

122 Theological Heritage 1: Intro

223 Worship & the Sacraments

322 Theological Heritage III, Medieval-Reformation

423 Mission


Specific details about registration:

Everyone will register as an applicant.  Once your registration has been approved by your Conference Superintendent and the Local Pastor Registrar, you will be notified via email to go back into the registration to pay your registration fee.


Contact Information

Luska Natali, Administrator of Ministerial Services 

Phone: 317-564-3233 



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:

Luska Natali

Administrator of Ministerial Services

301 Pennsylvania Pkwy, Suite 300
Carmel, IN 46280




INUMC seeks to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for accommodations of those attending our continuing education classes and events. If you need special accommodation, please contact Luska Natali at