This class will be led by Steve Taylor, Executive Director of Connectional Ministries and Church Revitalization in the North Carolina Conference.
The virtual class will begin at 8:30 am and last until 5:00 pm. There will be a 30 min break for lunch.
This course follows the NCC Pathway: Administrative Committees
Why does The United Methodist Church do things the way it does? 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 participants get their bearings and consider the specific structural challenges The United Methodist Church faces in the 21st century.
NOTE: Participants will also need a Book of Discipline.
Participants will be able to:
- State and describe the uniqueness, purpose, and overall structure of The United Methodist Church, its connectional system and its order of missionary preachers;
- Describe the uniqueness and purpose of the episcopacy, the itinerant ministry and appointment processes, the ordering of ministry, and annual conference;
- Explain the many ways our connection works together to fulfill its mission from the local church to the global general agencies;
- Identify elements of the connection beyond the borders of the annual conference: jurisdictions, General Conference, Judicial Council, and central conferences, as well as other international affiliated churches;
- Use new tools for discernment in making decisions in the local church.
Please call or email the District Office with any questions about registration: email@example.com or 919.779.9435
If you have any questions about the course, you are invited to contact District Director of Lay Servant Ministries:
Effie McGill (firstname.lastname@example.org)