Fall 2023 License to Preach

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023 - Friday, November 3, 2023

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 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).

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.


Onsite Orientation: Saturday, September 9, 2023 - University of Indianapolis (most of the day)

Online Modules: September 9 - November 3, 2023

The Course consist of the following:

1- One onsite orientation event.

2- Eight 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 ministerialservices@inumc.org 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 are required.  Absence may require withdrawal from the school.

Registration deadline: 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:

                                         Luska Natali                                                                  Administrator of Ministerial Service                                                301 Pennsylvania Pkwy, Suite 300                        Carmel, IN 46280

For questions, please contact Luska Natali at ministerialservices@inumc.org.