This course gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church. It includes reading assignments, as well as written discussion assignments, for each of the 10 weekdays, allowing weekends for catch-up and Sabbath rest. This course is open to all laity. It is an approved required course for Certified Lay Speakers. It is also approved as an advanced renewal course for Certified Lay Servants and Certified Lay Ministers.

Required Texts

Warner, Laceye. The Method of Our Mission. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4267-6717-3.

The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2016. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2016. ISBN: 9781501833212. See also free online edition.

Participants will also receive other suggested supporting texts and documents from the instructor.