UMStudiesCourse

United Methodist Studies Course

United Methodist Studies

2019 HYBRID COURSE

United Methodist Studies at Perkins School of Theology

The United Methodist Studies course will provide a one-stop-shop introduction to Methodist history, theology, and polity in a hybrid format (half online and half in-class) in order to deepen students’ understanding of and appreciation for Methodism today.

Students will:

  • Meet characters in the Methodist family, like John, Charles, and Susanna Wesley, Philip Otterbein, and Phoebe Palmer.
  • Investigate the basic tenets of Christianity through a Wesleyan lens.
  • Discover the ways and whys for the current structure of the United Methodist Church from the local church to General Conference.

This course, while required for students enrolled in a United Methodist Certification track, will also be 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.

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.

Taught by Perkins Faculty:

 

Dr. Ted A. Campbell, Associate Professor of Church History, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University SMU 

Dr. Tamara Lewis     

       

Bishop D. Max Whitfield, Bishop in Residence and Director of the Center for Religious Leadership at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University SMU 

Ted A. Campbell
Professor of Church History  

         Tamara Lewis
  
       Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity

 

   

 D. Max Whitfield
 Bishop in Residence
 Director, Center for Religious Leadership 

                                                                               

THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR PERSONS SEEKING:
United Methodist Certification through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) in an area of specialized ministry.
Continuing Education Certificate (for laity, church personnel, teachers of United Methodist confirmation, new or longtime members of the United Methodist Church or any person wanting to learn the history of Methodism) 

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