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13 Aug

Online class - Methodist Identity: Our Story (Wesley Lay Academy course)

Time & Date

Event Dates:
August 13, 2018 - October 08, 2018
Time Zone

CT - Central Time


United States

Contact Info:

Lisa Buffum

Event Details

Audience: Clergy Lay Leaders Men Older Adult Single Adult Women Young Adult

This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course.

 What does it mean to be Methodist? In a series of half-hour videos from leading Methodist scholars, Justo Gonzalez leads students through an exploration of the 18th-century Wesleyan revival in England and the growth of Methodism in the United States and around the world. Supplemental videos cover in more detail the rise of Methodism in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

This course explains what it means to be Methodist and will benefit both lifelong Methodists and those coming to Methodism from other traditions. Lessons Include: John and Charles Wesley: The Early Years – Paul Chilcote Methodist Beginnings: 1725-1737 – Amy Oden Aldersgate and Its Results: 1738 – Steve Rankin Methodist History: 1739-1744 – Henry Knight Early Methodist Revival: 1740-1760 –Hoo-Jung Lee Methodism in Britain: 1760-1791 – Peter Forsaith The Legacy of Charles Wesley – S. T. Kimbrough American Methodism: 1740s-1860s – Douglas M. Strong African Methodism in Early America – Dennis C. Dickerson The Holiness Movement and Missions – Steven O’Malley Global Methodism – Robert Hunt Methodism and Social Holiness – Wendy Deichmann Edwards 2.0 CEUs are available. Price: $50

Sponsored by:; Wesley Theological Seminary