Methodism Classes Offered

News Article June 30, 2022

The Catawba Valley District is offering classes on Methodism for clergy and laity who serve in leadership positions in your church.

Dr. Jonathan LeMaster-Smith holds a PhD from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Christian Education and Congregational Studies. He regularly teaches United Methodist studies for Wesley Theological Seminary, as well as courses in faith formation and discipleship for various schools. 

There are three 2-day classes offered this fall: UM History, UM Doctrine, and UM Polity.  Each class consists of 2 days of instruction, held on a Friday - Saturday. The cost for each 2-day class will be $50, which covers the cost of refreshments and lunches.  (NOTE: The Catawba Valley District will provide a $25 scholarship for all registrants who are members of the CV District.  Your total cost will be $25 per class.)

There are also books that are required, which you will need to purchase before class and bring with you. The books are available at www.amazon.com and/or www.cokesbury.com. 

Classes will be held at Rehobeth UMC Shelby (2036 Rehobeth Church Rd, Shelby, NC)


 

United Methodist History

September 16 & 17, 2022 

Friday, September 16: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday, September 17: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS COURSE: September 8, 4 p.m.

Books:  (You must acquire the books before class and bring them with you. Books are available from Cokesbury.com if you wish to purchase; or you might be able to borrow one from your church.)

REQUIRED: The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, 2016

OPTIONAL: Encoding Methodism: Telling and Retelling Narratives of Wesleyan Origins, By Ted Campbell

 

United Methodist Doctrine

October 14 & 15, 2022

Friday, October 14: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 15: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS COURSE: October 6 , 4 p.m.

Books:  (You must acquire the books before class and bring them with you. Books are available from Cokesbury.com if you wish to purchase; or you might be able to borrow one from your church.)

REQUIRED: The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, 2016

OPTIONAL: Responsible Grace: John Wesley's Practical Theology, by Randy Maddox

 

United Methodist Polity

November 18 & 19, 2022

Friday, November 18: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday, November 19: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS COURSE: November 10, 4 p.m.

Books:  (You must acquire the books before class and bring them with you. Books are available from Cokesbury.com if you wish to purchase; or you might be able to borrow one from your church.)

REQUIRED: The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, 2016

OPTIONAL: Quick and Easy Guide to United Methodist Polity, by Anne L. Burkholder and Thomas W. Elliot, Jr.

 


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