United Methodist History for Certified Lay Ministers will introduce participants to major themes in United Methodist history.

The objectives of this course are to:

  • To understand and appreciate United Methodist history and heritage.
  • To describe and discuss the ways in which United Methodist history influenced – and continues to influence – the life and work of the denomination.

Required Text

Richey, Russell, Kenneth Rowe, and Jean Miller Schmidt. American Methodism: A Compact History. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-4267-4227-9.

Recommended Text

The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2016. Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-501-83321-2. (See also the online free edition.)