The Method of Our Mission: United Methodist Polity and Organization, Revised

Laceye C. Warner
Abingdon Press
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Theology shapes how United Methodists organize to transform the world. This accessible book uses a Wesleyan theological framework—connection—to help readers understand United Methodism’s polity and organization as the interrelationship of beliefs, mission, and practice. The polity and organization of the United Methodist Church helps to facilitate the mission to make disciples for the transformation of the world. Only with a clear understanding of how polity is rooted in connection can students of United Methodism navigate contemporary issues as present and future leaders. Warner addresses the estrangement between theology and institutional structures and practices. Her approach will assist current and future denominational leaders in understanding how administrative practices are a theological endeavor. The book has been updated with changes from the 2016 General Conference.