Item description for Polity, Practice, and the Mission of the United Methodist Church by Thomas Edward Frank...
This in-depth analysis of the connection between United Methodist polity and theology addresses ways in which historical developments have shaped--and continue to shape--the organization of the church.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.08" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.82" Weight: 1.08 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687023564 ISBN13 9780687023561
Availability 0 units.
More About Thomas Edward Frank
Frank is Associate Professor of Church Administration and Congregational Life and Director of Methodist Studies at Chandler School of Theology, Emory University.
Thomas Edward Frank currently resides in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Polity, Practice, and the Mission of the United Methodist Church?
Great companion to the UMC Discipline Mar 28, 2008
Extremely useful resource for pastors, seminarians. Also for lay leaders mystified by the church's polity and practices.
Primer for the UMC Book of Discipline Dec 1, 2004
This book was helpful while trudging through the UMC Book of Discipline 2000. (The 2004 is now available.) It helped to spot problems, provided some history, and pointed to possible future difficulties. If you must read and understand the UMC Book of Discipline, this book can be a simple way to start.
Its usefulness is limited to UMC clergy and lay leaders. If you need to learn your way around the heirarchy and the bureaucracy, this is a place to start. Another book to consider is "The Organization of the United Methodist Church" by Jack Tuell.