This course will explore the special gifts of theology, witness, and organization that The United Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got where we are today, and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in the 21st century church. Counts toward the Lay Speaker Track.
Required Text: Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Bishop Kenneth Carder (ISBN 9780881775716). Participants are expected to read this text prior to class and complete required assignments, due electronically to instructor by March 5. Available through Amazon (paperback & kindle), and Cokesbury.
Date: Saturday, Sept 15, 2018
Time: 8am – 7pm; Registration begins at 7:45 am
Location: Urbana First United Methodist Church, 304 S Race St, Urbana, IL 61801
Cost: $30.00 (includes lunch and snacks)
Registration: Advance registration is required. Deadline is Tuesday, Sept 4.