Upper Midwest Extension Course of Study School

Morningside College
Sioux City, Iowa

for Part-Time Local Pastors

Classes will be held on two weekends, spring and fall, with 4–6 weeks between class sessions. Advance assignments are a part of every course.  

Fall 2013 Course Offerings

COS 111 – Pastor as Biblical Interpreter (Instructor:  Rev. Bill Cotton)

COS 213 – Formation for Discipleship (Instructor:  Rev. Valerie Reinhiller)

COS 313 – Our Mission for God: Evangelism (Instructor:  Rev. Chet Cataldo)



September 13, 6:00-9:30 p.m.
September 14, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
October 18, 6:00-9:30 p.m.
October 19, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline is August 2, 2013.

Spring 2014 Course Offerings

COS 112 – Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit (Instructor: Rev. Bill Cotton)
COS 214 – The Practice of Preaching (Instructor: Dr. David Swinton)
COS 314 – Pastoral Care & Counseling (Instructor: Dr. Anne Dilenschneider)

March 7, 6:00-9:30 p.m.
March 8, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
April 11, 6:00-9:30 p.m.
April 12, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline is January 24, 2014.


Upper Midwest Extension Course of Study Brochure

Grant and Scholarship application

Students will arrange their own housing in
local motels; and on-campus meals will be taken together in the Morningside cafeteria.  Follow these links for directions to the Morningside campus and a campus map.  Classes will be held in the Robert M.Lincoln Center on campus. The student handbook for UMECOSS can also be downloaded.

Questions about the Extension Course of Study School can be directed to the registrar, Rev. Cathy Van Gundy, 641-755-2043; vangundy@netins.net  Director for the school is Rev. Dennis Tevis, 515-832-2784, Dennis.Tevis@iaumc.org

The Upper Midwest Extension Course of Study School for part-time local pastors from Iowa and the upper Midwest is now open for registration.  This school is part of the Course of Study system of The United Methodist Church, and operates under the sponsorship of the regional course of study school at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.  Licensed local pastors who are appointed to serve part-time are eligible to enroll.  The school will take place at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.