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Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (UM History)

The NC Conference Lay Servant Ministries team presents Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (UM History) on Zoom…

August 24 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm


Course scholarships are available to those in need of financial assistance. Scholarships reduce the cost of a course to $5. Please contact your district director or cle@nccumc.org.

About the Course:

This course will explore the special gifts of theology, witness, and organization that The United Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got where we are today, and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in the 21st-century church.

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the distinctive traditions and emphases of The United Methodist Church;
  • Learn about the journey of the people historically known as Methodists and Evangelical United Brethren, who united in 1968 to form The United Methodist Church;
  • Learn about the contributions of the early leaders of these churches – Wesley, Otterbein, Boehm, Albright, and many others;
  • Develop skills in interpreting United Methodist heritage and emphases to the local church and its members.

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All participants are expected to read Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way, by Kenneth L. Carder, prior to the course.

About the Facilitator:

Allen Burden is a certified lay speaker and certified lay minister whose home church is New Bethel UMC in Rougemont. Allen is retired from the General Electric Company where he specialized in servicing and installing Radiology Imaging Systems. Allen was called to spread the word of the Lord and enjoys serving rural churches. Allen is married to his wife Donna and has two children and one grandchild.

For questions about the course, please contact Josey Snyder at josey.snyder@nccumc.org.

We regret that we are unable to issue refunds or credits of registration fees.