What will happen at General Conference 2024? What is happening in the United Methodist connection now, and with the new Global Methodist Church?
This session of the official U.M.C. polity course will include structural realities and principles affecting our annual conferences and local churches right now and in the future. It will help church leaders and longtime members answer questions, and help newcomers get their bearings.
Our goal will be to understand how we can all serve and fulfill God’s call, wherever our various congregations find ourselves in the future, as both denominations carry forward defining Methodist organizational principles. And we’ll explore how such principles help our congregations be a place and a people that embody the Kingdom of God.
Learners must obtain the book The Method of Our Mission: United Methodist Polity & Organization by Laceye C. Warner*, which is not included in the course fee. This is an intense course – it’s best to read the book before the course starts! And be prepared to read assignments and post reflections on the discussion boards daily, but there is no set time to be online.