Methodism Classes -- Summer 2019

Once again the Catawba Valley District is offering classes on Methodism for clergy and laity who serve in leadership positions in your church.

Dr. Jonathan LeMaster-Smith holds a PhD from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Christian Education and Congregational Studies. He regularly teaches United Methodist studies for Garrett-Evangelical, as well as courses in faith formation and discipleship for various schools. He grew up in Earl, North Carolina, and currently serves as Interim Director of Connectional Ministry for Oak Hill United Methodist Church in Morganton, North Carolina. His wife is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church and currently serves at First United Methodist Newton. They live in Hickory with their two dogs, Jupiter and Biscuit.

There are three 2-day classes offered this summer: UM History, UM Doctrine, and UM Polity.  Each class consists of 2 days of instruction, held on a Friday - Saturday. The cost for each 2-day class will be $35, which covers the cost of refreshments and lunches.  There are also books that are required, which you will need to purchase before class and bring with you. The books are available at www.amazon.com and/or www.cokesbury.com. 

Classes will be held at Casar UMC (124 Casar Methodist Church Rd., Casar, NC).

Please see the class schedule and descriptions below. 

** Certificates will be issued, which can then be used for CEU credit or for Catawba Valley District Advanced Lay Servant course credit.

*First Name
*Last Name
*Email
*Phone
*Are you Clergy or Laity?
WNCC Clergy
Laity
*Local Church

include location, ex. First (Gastonia)

*Name as you want it to appear on certificate
*Methodism Courses Available:

 

United Methodist History

June 7- 8, 2019

Friday, June 7: 9am - 5pm

Saturday, June 8: 9am - 3 pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS COURSE: May 23, 4pm

Required Books:  (You must acquire the books before class and bring them with you. Books are available from Cokesbury.com if you wish to purchase; or you might be able to borrow one from your church.)

Ted Campbell, Encoding Methodism: Telling and Retelling Narratives of Wesleyan Origins

 

United Methodist Doctrine

July 26-27, 2019

Friday, July 26: 9am - 5pm

Saturday, July 27: 9am - 3 pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS COURSE: July 11, 4pm

Required Books:  (You must acquire the books before class and bring them with you. Books are available from Cokesbury.com if you wish to purchase; or you might be able to borrow one from your church.)

Randy Maddox, Responsible Grace: John Wesley's Practical Theology

 

United Methodist Polity

August 16-17, 2019

Friday, August 16: 9am - 5pm

Saturday, August 17: 9am - 3 pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS COURSE: August 1, 4pm

Required Books:  (You must acquire the books before class and bring them with you. Books are available from Cokesbury.com if you wish to purchase; or you might be able to borrow one from your church.)

Anne L. Burkholder and Thomas W. Elliot, Jr., Quick and Easy Guide to United Methodist Polity

 

 

Payment Information

Registration fee includes refreshments, snack breakfast and lunch.

You may pay online through this website, or you may mail a check to the Catawba Valley District Office.  All payments must be received 2 weeks prior to the class you are taking. 

 

Select the course(s) you would like to attend below:

 

United Methodist History -- June 7-8 ($35) 15 available
United Methodist Doctrine -- July 26-27 ($35) 18 available
United Methodist Polity -- August 16-17 ($35) 20 available
United Methodist History -- June 7-8: There are only 15 available
United Methodist Doctrine -- July 26-27: There are only 18 available
United Methodist Polity -- August 16-17: There are only 20 available
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