HDS 2955

United Methodist Polity

William M. Campbell


This course is designed to prepare United Methodist students for ordination. The major purpose of the course is to understand the nature and functioning of the United Methodist Church as the institutional expression of its theological assumptions. Through case studies, readings, lectures, and discussions, the course will explore the theology and practice of connectionalism and collegiality as reflected in the Discipline. Methodist students may meet requirements for courses in United Methodist doctrine and history through Boston Theological Institute course offerings.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes

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0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Mon 2pm-4pm
Divinity Hall Room 104

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus None
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Denominational Polity
Language Course Designation(s) None