This course will be offered May 2023
The United Methodist Studies course will provide a one-stop shop introduction to Methodist history, theology and polity in a hybrid format (synchronous and asynchronous assignments) in order to deepen students’ understanding of and appreciation for Methodism today. The course may include a study of the General Rules, Social Principles, The Book of Discipline, or historical issues in UMC polity. Enrolled students will be assigned work outside of the classroom via books, articles and videos before spending three days in a classroom setting on the beautiful campus of Southern Methodist University.
· Meet characters in the Methodist family, such as John, Charles, and Susanna Wesley, Philip Otterbein, and Phoebe Palmer.
· Investigate the basic tenets of Christianity through a Wesleyan lens.
· Discover the "hows" and "whys" for the current structure of The United Methodist Church from the local church to General Conference.
United Methodist Studies is beneficial for employees in a United Methodist local church, for teachers of United Methodist confirmation classes, and for new and longtime members in United Methodist churches. Continuing Education Unit certificates are available. a required course for all United Methodist Certification tracks and meet the standards set by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church. This class is open to students seeking UM Certification in any area of specialized ministry.
Rev. Dr. Ted Campbell
Bishop Max Whitfield