The Rediscovering the Heart of Methodism series provides non-degree asynchronous learning opportunities for cohort and individual study through the Divinity+ platform. The first edition of the series will include five 4-week online courses designed to help engaged laypeople and clergy (including local pastors in licensing schools) develop core capacities for innovative leadership within the Wesleyan tradition. Each course includes interactive video lessons from Duke Divinity School faculty and Methodist leaders, plus a course workbook PDF including exercises to accompany each video lesson and discussion guides for group meetings.
The five capacities addressed by Rediscovering the Heart of Methodism’s non-credit courses are:
- Cultivating a Scriptural Imagination
- Rediscovering Wesleyan Mission
- Emphasizing Christian Formation
- Nurturing Entrepreneurial Mindsets
- Forming Christ-Shaped Leaders
Two courses are currently available: Cultivating a Scriptural Imagination, and Nurturing Entrepreneurial Mindsets. The remaining courses will be released later in 2022. Eventually, we hope to offer courses in languages including Spanish, Korean, French, and Portuguese to serve immigrant communities in the U.S. and Methodist churches worldwide.
Watch this video from Rediscovering the Heart of Methodism series to see former Duke Divinity School Dean Dr. Greg Jones describe how Methodism at its best has been an expression of “Christianity’s Surprise.”