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Teaching Methodism 101

I believe remembering who we are as United Methodists is a key to revival within the denomination.

I enjoy teaching and I particularly enjoy teaching Methodism 101 – What does it mean to be a United Methodist and what difference does that make in my life? Last month, I had the great opportunity to teach two different times. On July 18, I taught the first of a three week teaching series at Resurrection about What is a United Methodist? During the week of July 18, I taught 14 students about Methodism at Institute 2010: God’s All Stars.

I want to share with you the outline that I used for these classes and similar opportunities. Please feel free to use it, update it and share with me what you put together. You can find my outline for teaching Methodism 101 online at

By Andrew Conard

Christian, husband, son, brother, homeowner

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As an FYI to the Methodists around the web who check in on Andrew’s blog, I was at the camp where Andrew taught this class to teenagers. I had more than one student tell me how insightful the class was, and that they learned a lot about Methodism that they had never heard in their local church, confirmation class, etc. This is a good reminder that the history is only known if it is told and told well, repeatedly and in a way people can grasp at their developmental level.

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