WMN302 – Methodist Identity: Our Story
Course Dates: August 14 – October 8, 2017
What does it mean to be Methodist? In a series of half-hour videos from leading Methodist scholars, Justo Gonzalez leads students through an exploration of the 18th-century Wesleyan revival in England and the growth of Methodism in the United States and around the world. Supplemental videos cover in more detail the rise of Methodism in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
This course explains what it means to be Methodist and will benefit both lifelong Methodists and those coming to Methodism from other traditions.
- John and Charles Wesley: The Early Years – Paul Chilcote
- Methodist Beginnings: 1725-1737 – Amy Oden
- Aldersgate and Its Results: 1738 – Steve Rankin
- Methodist History: 1739-1744 – Henry Knight
- Early Methodist Revival: 1740-1760 –Hoo-Jung Lee
- Methodism in Britain: 1760-1791 – Peter Forsaith
- The Legacy of Charles Wesley – S. T. Kimbrough
- American Methodism: 1740s-1860s – Douglas M. Strong
- African Methodism in Early America – Dennis C. Dickerson
- The Holiness Movement and Missions – Steven O’Malley
- Global Methodism – Robert Hunt
- Methodism and Social Holiness – Wendy Deichmann Edwards
2.0 CEUs are available.
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Pamela Deck loves helping churches, other groups, and individuals equip disciples and connect faith to real life through Christian education ministries! Based in the Western North Carolina Conference (WNCC), her educational background includes a B.S. from Clemson University, Certificate in Business Administration from Isothermal Community College, and graduate work at Candler School of Theology at Emory University for the Certified Associate in Christian Education in the United Methodist Church in 1996. With over 25 years of experience in education ministry, she served as Staff Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator at Spindale United Methodist Church. Since then, Pamela has contracted with the United Methodist Publishing House at various times as Cokesbury Action Team Conference Leader and Marion District Representative; FaithHome for Parents Consultant; and National Workshop Presenter. Ongoing training includes Safe Sanctuaries (WNCC), Transitions (WNCC) Coaching (GBOD), Liturgical Dance (SEJ and Long’s Chapel), and Equipping Ministry (Group). Visit Pamela’s website and Facebook page to learn more about her work.
Pamela enjoys being involved at Spindale United Methodist Church as adult Sunday School teacher, Praise in Motion dance leader, Middle School youth group leader, and lay leadership team. She is a member of the WNCC CEF Christians Engaged in Faith Formation and Leadership Rutherford Board. Pamela serves as WNCC Recertification Registrar. Some favorite hobbies are travel, baking, reading, fashion and sewing, guitar, piano, and dance. Pamela lives with her husband and black lab mix and has a young adult son and daughter. She looks forward to learning together with you soon!