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Online LSM “polity” class - Life Together in the United Methodist Connection

Contact Info:

Lisa Buffum

Time & Date

Event Dates:
September 04, 2018 - September 22, 2018
Time Zone

CT - Central Time


430 Park Street
430 Park Street
Winfield, KS 67156
United States

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Event Details

Audience: Lay Leaders Men Older Adult General Conference Delegates Single Adult Women Young Adult

Please note: This course will be offered only twice this fall, so this is the next-to-last session until spring, after the February 2019 special General Conference session. Why does the United Methodist Church do things the way it does? Why is our pastor being reassigned? Why don’t we get to vote on our new pastor? What are the rules – and why are they the rules? What happens at General Conference that may affect us? And what does any of this have to do with trying to be a place and a people that embody the Kingdom of God? This course will help church leaders answer questions, help newcomers to the UMC get their bearings, and help longtime members consider the specific structural challenges the church faces in the 21st Century. Participants 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. Note: This is the new official book for this course chosen by Discipleship Ministries. Participants should be prepared to read assignments and post their reflections on the discussion boards daily, but there is no set time to be online. This is an intense course. Participants are strongly urged to get the book and read it before the course starts, to make it more relaxed and fun. Lay Servant Ministries Approved: This course has been approved by Discipleship Ministries as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries, and is the “polity” course required for Lay Speaker certification. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Price: $70.00 ***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 and on the discussion boards.***

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