Quick and Easy Guide to United Methodist Polity

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Anne L. Burkholder, Thomas W. Elliott, Jr.
  • Nashville, TN: 
    General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
    , February
     254 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Michael K. Turner forthcoming.


With more than 250 entries, this book is a comprehensive, annotated guide to the United Methodist Discipline for pastors and church leaders, district superintendents, bishops, agency staff, and others beyond the local church who need a quick reference guide to issues that arise in ministry. Polity is about ordering the life of the church for the mission of God in the world and how we anchor our understanding of how God is calling us to covenant with each other.

Each entry includes: 

-a quote from John Wesley or another notable Methodist; 

-related Discipline paragraph numbers; 

-definition and how each entry relates to pastors and leaders;

-notes on historical and theological roots.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Anne L. Burkholder is Associate Dean of Methodist Studies and Professor in the Practice of Ecclesiology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Thomas W. Elliott Jr. is Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology, Director of Contextual Education II, Teaching Parish, and Ministry Internships at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.


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