The Methodist and Wesleyan Studies collection provides access to resources on Methodist and Wesleyan theology and studies as a resource for teaching, learning and research. The Methodist and Wesleyan Studies Collection is a joint project of the GlobeTheoLib and the Methodist e-Academy with the support of the World Methodist Council to develop an online library of Methodist studies resources that will be available to scholars and students free of charge throughout the world.

Recent Submissions

  • [Historic Marker Application: Industry Methodist Church]

    Parmalee, Deolece; Texas Historical Commission (1967)
    Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the Industry Methodist Church, in Industry, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker, original application, narrative, photographs, newspaper clippings, and a publication titled "One Hundred Years of Methodism at Industry, Texas."
  • Annals of Southern Methodism.

    Deems, Charles F. (Charles Force), 1820-1893. (New York, J.A. Gray's printing office,, 1856-)
    Vol. 3 has imprint: Nashville, Tenn., J.B. M'Ferrin.
  • The Methodist evangel /

    Goddard, Oscar Elmo, 1867-1950.; Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Board of Missions. (Nashville, Tenn. : Board of Missions, Methodist Episcopal Church, South,, c1928.)
    Mode of access: Internet.
  • [Letter from Attorneys for Ballinger & Abilene Ry.Co. to African Methodist Episcopal Church Connection of the United States at Abilene Texas, February 18, 1908]

    African Methodist Episcopal Church Connection of the United States at Abilene Texas; Ballinger & Abilene Ry. Co. (1909-02-18)
    Letter from Attorneys for Ballinger & Abilene Ry.Co. to African Methodist Episcopal Church Connection of the United States at Abilene Texas, requesting an overpayment to the church.
  • [News Script: Methodists]

    WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.) (1972-07-27)
    Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about Dr. Ira Gallaway, the superintendent of the Unived Methodist Church, was appointed as the general secretary of the national Board of Evangelism.
  • Letter, Sarah F. Butler in Nashville, Tenn., to M.B.C. Ramsey in Knoxville, Tenn. 1884 July 12

    Butler, F. A., Mrs., b. 1830 (1884-07-12)
    1884 July 12 Sarah F. Butler, Nashville, Tenn., to M.B.C. Ramsey, Knoxville, Tenn. Thanks her for her letter. Describes attending the meeting of the Woman's Board of Missions in Kansas City, Mo., and notes the raise in her salary approved there.
  • Letter from James Gilruth to James B. Finley

    Gilruth, James (Digital Commons @ OWU, 1830-05-18)
    Gilruth's brother-in-law, William S. Thomas, has died at a boarding house in Cincinnati. Gilruth has not heard any details and asks Finley to make inquiries about the circumstances of the death.The Radicals are still causing problems in the Granville Circuit. In response, Gilruth has decided to ignore them publicly. If they come to meetings, he tells them "that as they have gone out from us, they are now none of us: and so have no more place in our class meetings or love feasts." Gilruth also suggests that it would helpful to travelling preachers if the journals of the General Conference could be published. Abstract Number - 90
  • Letter from William L. Fisher to James B. Finley

    Fisher, William L. (Digital Commons @ OWU, 1829-02-01)
    Fisher answers Finley's request for the names of members who have withdrawn from the Springfield M.E.C. to join the reformers/radicals. Twenty two members are listed. Abstract Number - 68
  • The early story of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Victoria,

    Blamires, W. L.; Smith, John B. (Melbourne : Wesleyan Book Depot,, 1886)
    Running title: Victorian Methodism: its origin and history.
  • [Austin Avenue Methodist Church]

    Postcard of a Methodist Church on Austin Avenue, in Waco, Texas. The church is built in the Gothic architecture style with one large spire on top of its highest corner. The steps lead up to pointed archways and large windows. Handwritten text on the back address the postcard to Mrs. R. L. McKnight.
  • Broadway Methodist Marker Paducah, KY

    Taylor,, George Lansing, Jr. (UNF Digital Commons, 2019-08-21)
    The marker reads: "BROADWAY METHODIST Paducah's oldest institution. Founded 1832. First edifice erected 1842 on northwest corner Broadway at 4th. Relocated 1875 on southwest corner Broadway at 7th. Moved to present site 1896. Destroyed by fire 1929; rebuilt 1930. Judge Wm. Sutton Bishop, the Old Judge Priest of Irvin Cobb's stories, and Vice~Pres. Alben W. Barkley held membership here. 1967 KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS 1029" Top of sign: Seal of Kentucky: Commonwealth of Kentucky United We Stand Divided We Fall
  • [News Script: African Methodist Episcopal Church meet]

    WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.) (1972-07-03)
    Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about the ending of a convention of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
  • The music and hymnody of the Methodist hymnal /

    Price, Carl F. (Carl Fowler) (New York : Methodist Book Concern,, 1919, c191)
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • [News Script: Fort Worth school board]

    WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.) (1971-07-28)
    Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
  • [News Script: Methodists]

    WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.) (1972-10-01)
    Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about the North Texas United Methodists welcoming their new bishop, Biship W. McFaren-Stowe, during a service at Southern Methodist University.
  • The Influence of Migrations on the Ethnic/National and Religious Identities: the Case of the United Methodist Church in Banat

    Ђорђевић-Црнобрња, Јадранка; Blagojević, Gordana (Београд : Етнографски институт САНУ / Belgrade : Institute of Ethnography SASA, 2020-04-21)
    This research focuses on the correlation between
 migrations and ethnic and religious identities on the
 example of the United Methodist Church (UMC) 2 in
 Banat. This paper observes a complex network of
 social, political and cultural factors which induced the
 changing of the number of members of the UMC local
 congregations, and their ethnic structure. Ever since the
 founding of the first UMC congregations on the territory
 of Serbia (mostly in Vojvodina) at the beginning of the
 20 th century until the end of World War II, the greatest
 number of their members were German. After they had
 immigrated, there was a sharp membership decline
 and many UMC congregations were extinguished.
 Today there are four UMC congregations in Banat, the
 largest one being the Macedonian Roma congregation
 in Jabuka, which is called the ’’Roma church’’ by the
 local people. Protestant congregations in Serbia are
 minority denominations and the UMC in Banat does
 not have many members. In the UMC in Jabuka the
 pastor is a woman, which is also very rare.
  • Dios en el Graffiti: El Arte del Graffiti Como expresión de Transformación Misional Desde la Iglesia Metodista Unida La Plaza

    Hortiales, Joel (Digital Commons @ Fuller, 2020-03-01)
    El graffiti como expresión artística se usa para compartir un mensaje. Partiendo de esa premisa, el arte del graffiti será usado en este documento para dar un mensaje de transformación misional. Será un proyecto de la Iglesia Metodista Unida La Plaza que servirá a su membresía y a otras iglesias a valorar el arte del graffiti con un enfoque integral. Cuando la iglesia Metodista Unida La Plaza tenía 115 años, decidió ampliar su ministerio e interactuar con la comunidad al crear en 2013 Los Angeles United Methodist Museum of Social Justice (Museo de Justicia Social de la Iglesia Metodista Los Ángeles). En 2014 y en este ambiente, surge la idea del proyecto llamado Dios en el graffiti (God in the graffiti). Con él se desea establecer un lazo misional con la comunidad artística del área. En la primera parte de este estudio se recopilarán los datos históricos generales de la Plaza Olvera y de la Iglesia Metodista Unida La Plaza. Aquí también se incluirá un esbozo histórico del arte del graffiti que nace del movimiento Hip—Hop. En la segunda parte, se hará un estudio teológico de dos "expresiones graffiti" en las imágenes bíblicas encontradas en el Antiguo Testamento. Además, se hará una breve mención de lo que hicieron los primeros cristianos perseguidos y cómo usaron imágenes para comunicarse. Seguido de una perspectiva teológica metodista explicando el cuadrilátero wesleyano para tal efecto. En la tercera parte se establecerá la metodología que se llevará a cabo para este estudio, la cual consistirá en escuchar, reflexionar y pintar. Escuchar conversaciones estilo panel de discusión, reflexionar individualmente sobre los temas planteados y finalmente pintar sus impresiones. En la parte final se presentarán los resultados de las actividades realizadas en la iglesia local y con los artistas. Así mismo, se presentarán sugerencias al proyecto.
  • Traditional to Missional: A Model for Missional Engagement at Temple City United Methodist Church

    Palmer, David (Digital Commons @ Fuller, 2020-03-01)
    The goal of this project was to equip a traditional congregation to navigate through a process of transformation from institutionally to missionally oriented. It is argued that group imagination and practice focused on the six divine missional traits of missional, relational, incarnational, vital, transformational, and revelational can shift a congregation toward missional engagement. The thesis was tested at the Temple City United Methodist Church. An examination of the church history and ministry practice revealed six challenges to be overcome: culture, theology, structure, heart, program, and security. Through an examination of scripture and trinitarian theology, this study identifies six divine traits that are the foundation for the missional calling of the church that address the challenges of the church. To test this hypothesis, a group of eight people from the church gathered weekly for three months to study the six missional traits, listen imaginatively to Luke 10:1-11, and to apply these traits to their lives through weekly ministry experiments. Following the completion of this project, the transformative effect of the project was evaluated utilizing McNeal’s three missional shifts. This project concludes that the use of missional imagination and practice significantly moved the participants and the church toward a missional orientation. However, not all the participants moved in this direction. Due to the limited scope of the project, these findings will require further research before a conclusion can be made. The series presentation and weekly training modules developed in this project will stimulate opportunities for initiating missional change in the local church.
  • Charles Wesley and the construction of suffering in early English Methodism

    CRUICKSHANK, JOANNA (2014-05-23)
    Deposited with permssion of the author. © 2006 Dr. Joanna Cruickshank
  • Letter from William Fee to James B. Finley

    Fee, William (Digital Commons @ OWU, 1853-04-08)
    Fee writes to Finley letting him know that he gave him the wrong date for the cornerstone laying service at the Hillsborough M.E. He gives Finley the correct information -- April 13, 1853. Fee relates that folks are very excited that Finley is coming. Fee asks Finley to bring several newspaper issues to place in the cornerstone -- Christian Advocate and Journal, Pittsburgh Christian Advocate, and The Apologist. Abstract Number - 495

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