Thursday, Nov 5th FINAL ZOOM MEETING 2:30-3:45pm mtn time This was a lovely conversation, exploring our current moment using our historical and theological skills. It did not, however, get recorded. If you have questions related to the course in any way, don't hesitate to be in touch with me directly. Cathie firstname.lastname@example.org or text 303-968-9812
Oct 15th zoom conversation: Early in this conversation I talked about how to think about the final paper using the four short papers. And the two screen shares are the first two links just below. If you want access to both the Oct and the Sept conversations, click on "Studio" on the left. Studio has most of the videos for this course in it. Cathie
Some docs you may find useful for your final paper research (discussed on 10-15-20 zoom):
METH Timeline in color to 2010.PDF
United Methodist Membership Statistics.docx
WOMENS_TIMELINE UMC to 2014.pdf
UM History 2020 course assignments grid-1-1.docx START BY LOOKING AT THIS DOCUMENT! It not only lists the learning goals, it is a complete picture, week by week, of all the assignments and readings for the course. This is what I use to get my mind around this course. I think you will find it helpful also. Don't hesitate to be in touch with questions that I've not addressed clearly.
5 Required books:
Heitzenrater, Richard Wesley and the People Called Methodists 2nd edition (Nashville: Abingdon, 2013)
Job, Rueben P. A Wesleyan Spiritual Reader. (Nashville: Abingdon, 1998)
Richey, Rowe, and Schmidt, American Methodism: A Compact History. (Nashville: Abingdon, 2012)
Watson, Kevin M. and Scott T. Kisker. The Band Meeting: Rediscovering Relational Discipleship in Transformational Community. (Franklin, Tenn.: Seedbed Publishing, 2017)
Wigger, John H. Taking Heaven By Storm: Methodism and the Rise of Popular Christianity in America. (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1998)
Useful books for reference, but not required:
Maddox and Vickers, eds. The Cambridge Companion to John Wesley. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010.
How did a movement based on sharing grace become a multi-continent denomination at war with itself? Whose voice and experiences got lost and found in the 275 years along the way of "methodism"? What in this history do you want to claim, and what do you want to reform? These questions are bigger than one 10 week course, but in these 10 weeks you will discover how to live toward answers as a leader among the next generation of the peoples called Methodist. This course is required for persons seeking ordination in The United Methodist Church (and probably in its successors, whatever they might be, as well).
At the end of the course a successful student will have:
See the "course grid" link on the syllabus page for a matrix of the assignments and the amount of time anticipated you will need for each assignment.
Here is how I will be assigning points for posting each week: out of a possible 6 points -- just getting a post up earns 2 or 3 points; answering the question, including building on what someone else said earlier earns 4 points; significant insight in an answer that builds on what someone else said earlier earns 5 points. An additional point is awarded for returning after Thursday deadline to respond to at least one other colleague.
My intention is to think with you in each thread on Thursday and Friday and then to return on Monday to award points.Includes description of how I will award points for posting each week.
Degree Learning Goals: Please take some time to look over the Professional Degree Learning Goals (MDiv, MASJE, MAPSC) and the Academic Degree Learning Goals (MTS).
Incompletes: Incompletes are allowed in this course, see the Master's Student Handbook for Policies and Procedures.
Pass/Fail: Masters students wishing to take the class pass/fail should discuss this with the instructor by the second class session.
Academic Integrity and Community Covenant: All students are expected to abide by Iliff’s statement on Academic Integrity, as published in the Masters Student Handbook, or the Joint PhD Statement on Academic Honesty, as published in the Joint PhD Student Handbook, as appropriate. All participants in this class are expected to be familiar with Iliff’s Community Covenant.
Core Values: As a community, Iliff strives to live by this set of Core Values.
Accommodations: Iliff engages in a collaborative effort with students with disabilities to reasonably accommodate student needs. Students are encouraged to contact their assigned advisor to initiate the process of requesting accommodations. The advising center can be contacted at email@example.com or by phone at 303-765-1146.
Writing Lab: Grammar and organization are important for all written assignments. Additional help is available from the Iliff Writing Lab, which is available for students of any level who need help beginning an assignment, organizing thoughts, or reviewing a final draft.
Inclusive Language: It is expected that all course participants will use inclusive language in speaking and writing, and will use terms that do not create barriers to classroom community.this includes links to information about adaptations to disability, academic integrity, incompletes, and other things that keep everyone's expectations consistent.
This page is for sharing links to electronic resources that you may have found that others interested in UM History might find useful.
www.gcah.org the home page for the General Commission on Archives and History. Look at the UMC History tab for a great variety of basic tools and data sources and access to further links.
https://archive.org/details/americanmethodism?&sort=-downloads&page=2 a growing collection of archival material from a number of different collections. All of it electronically available. This is the place to start with a search on your annual conference's name (and a search on the predecessor conferences - see the document at gcah.org that gives you the succession of annual conference names state by state.)
https://divinity.duke.edu/initiatives/cswt/research-resources Duke Divinity School's basic page for research resources, including basic getting started materials.
http://palni.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/archives/order/date/ad/asc DePauw University archive (one of the earliest Methodist colleges) Indiana conferences archivesa page in process during Gathering Days
|Sep 15, 2020||Tue||The "Big Question" of the course discussion thread||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 15, 2020||Tue||Introduce yourself please!||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 15, 2020||Tue||Bonus Assignment - engage fasting||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 18, 2020||Fri||Covenant Group - getting started wk 1||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 18, 2020||Fri||Reading and posting wk 1||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 18, 2020||Fri||Prayer journal wk 1||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 25, 2020||Fri||Covenant Group wk 2||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 25, 2020||Fri||Reading and posting wk 2||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 25, 2020||Fri||Prayer Journal wk 2||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 26, 2020||Sat||1st short paper||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 02, 2020||Fri||Covenant Group wk 3||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 02, 2020||Fri||Reading and posting wk 3||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 02, 2020||Fri||Prayer journal wk 3||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 09, 2020||Fri||Covenant Group wk 4||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 09, 2020||Fri||Reading and posting wk 4||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 09, 2020||Fri||Prayer journal wk 4||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 10, 2020||Sat||2nd short paper||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 15, 2020||Thu||Covenant group wk 5||due by 05:00PM|
|Oct 16, 2020||Fri||Reading and posting wk 5||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 16, 2020||Fri||Prayer journal wk 5||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 23, 2020||Fri||Covenant Group wk 6||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 23, 2020||Fri||Reading and posting wk 6||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 23, 2020||Fri||Prayer journal wk 6||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 24, 2020||Sat||3rd short paper||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 30, 2020||Fri||Covenant Group wk 7||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 30, 2020||Fri||Reading and posting wk 7||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 30, 2020||Fri||Prayer Journal wk 7||due by 05:59AM|
|Nov 06, 2020||Fri||Covenant Group wk 8||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 06, 2020||Fri||Reading and posting wk 8||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 06, 2020||Fri||Prayer Journal wk 8||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 13, 2020||Fri||Covenant Group wk 9||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 13, 2020||Fri||Reading and posting wk 9||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 13, 2020||Fri||Prayer journal wk 9||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 20, 2020||Fri||Covenant Group wk 10 -EVERYONE posts this week!||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 20, 2020||Fri||Reading and posting wk 10||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 20, 2020||Fri||Prayer Journal - cumulative thread||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 20, 2020||Fri||Prayer Journal wk 10||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 21, 2020||Sat||Final Paper||due by 06:59AM|