Indiana Extension Course of Study Fall 2016

Indianapolis, Indiana
Friday, September 09, 2016
Indiana Extension Course of Study Fall 2016
Friday, September 09, 2016 7:00 PM -
Saturday, November 12, 2016 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

University of Indianapolis
1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227
United States

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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. Student performance is reported to the Division of Ordained Ministry, the annual conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the student's District 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, 2012 ¶ 318.2 See also ¶ 316-320)

The weekend schedule makes attendance at the Indiana Extension COS School 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.  

$190     INUMC Local Pastor 
$190     Minister Other Denomination
$300     Other Conference Local Pastor

For financial aid applicants should check with the Local Pastor Registrar of his/her annual conference, District Superintendent, or District Committee.

Students pay for textbooks and any other personal expenses.  Tuition includes a noon meal on Saturdays, and a shared motel room on the 1st Friday of the term (September 9, 2016).

Dates:  September 9 & 10; October 8; November 12, 2016

Registration deadline:  July 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm

Cancellations:  all cancellations must be received by 11:59 pm on July 31, 2016 to be eligible for a refund less a processing fee.

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 are due at subsequent class sessions.  All assignments must be submitted by or at the last class of the fall term.

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

All sessions are held at:  
McCreary Chapel, Schwitzer Center
University of Indianapolis
1400 E Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis IN

Emergency Phone during class:  call 317-788-3333 (police weekend number) They will contact the director of COS.

Fall Schedule:
September 9     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Writing Workshop I (Required of first year students)

September 9     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm     Classes meet

September 10   8:30 am - 4:00 pm     Classes meet

October 8          8:30 am - 4:00 pm     Classes meet

November 12    8:30 am - 4:00 pm      Classes meet 

Schedule of Courses:

COS 121     Bible I: Introduction                                            
  with Dr. Brett Leslie
COS 122     Theological Heritage I Introduction                    
  with Rev. Marvin Sweet

COS 221     Bible II: Torah & Israel's History                        
  with Dr. Douglas Witt

COS 224     Administration & Polity                                      
  with Dr. Cindy Reynolds

COS 322     Theological Heritage: Medieval-Reformation    
  with Rev. John Wortinger

COS 323     Congregational Care                                          
  with Dr. L. Wayne Smith

COS 423     Mission                                                              
  with Rev. Darren Cushman-Wood

COS 424     Ethics                                                                
  with TBA

COS 521     Bible V: Acts, Epistles, Revelation                    
  with Dr. Steve Matthies

COS 522     Theology in the Contemporary Church              
  with TBA


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

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    Online payments by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Check.

    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:  Lisa Timmerman
    301 Pennsylvania Parkway
    Indianapolis, IN 46280

    All payments must be received by July 31, 2016

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