Methodism 101 & 201
From our polity to our doctrine to our history, the Methodism 101 & 201 Courses at Asbury United Methodist Church are designed to help members and congregants better understand the workings of the church. Pastor Jerry Jones and Pastor Shannon Marie Berry will lead these courses on Sunday nights at 6:00PM on the dates specified. Participants are encouraged to complete Methodism 101 before moving into the Methodism 201 courses that are more in-depth. Participants can choose to take any or all of the 201 subsections. The courses will continually revolve in the same order each year with the dates changing according to our liturgical calendar. *Purchasing the 2012 United Methodist Book of Discipline is strongly encouraged.

Methodism 101 - September/October 2016

  • Week 1 - September 11 - Constitution/History
  • Week 2 - September 18 - Doctrinal Standards and Tasks
  • Week 3 - September 25 - Ministry of All Christians
  • Week 4 - October 2 - Social Principles
Fall Break - October 9 & 16, 2016

Methodism 201A - October/November 2016 - Constitution

  • Week 1 - October 23 - Preamble
  • Week 2 - October 30 - Division 1
  • Week 3 - November 6 - Division 2
Advent Break - November 13, 2016 - January 7, 2017

Methodism 201B - January 2017 - Doctrinal Standards and Tasks

  • Week 1 - January 8 - Heritage
  • Week 2 - January 15 - History
  • Week 3 - January 22 - General Rules
  • Week 4 - January 29 - Theological Task

Methodism 201C - February/March 2017 - Ministry of All Christians

  • Week 1 - February 5 - Asbury UMC History
  • Week 2 - February 12 - Asbury Teams
Winter Break - February 19, 2017
Minister's Convocation - February 26, 2017
  • Week 3 - March 5 - Servant Ministry-Servant Leadership
  • Week 4 - March 12 - Our Social Creed
Lenten Break - March 19-April 13, 2017

Methodism 201D - April/May - Social Principles

  • Week 1 - April 23 - The Natural World & The Nurturing Community
  • Week 2 - April 30 - The Social & Economic Communities
  • Week 3 - May 7 - The Political & World Communities