I am giving a lecture today for Dr. Ted Campbell’s United Methodist History course at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. I will be lecturing on the early Methodist system of organization and the way in which the early Methodists “watched over one another in love.” The main emphasis of my lecture will be on the Society, Class, Band structure. This lecture will help students of United Methodist History understand early Methodist discipline in order to begin to discern whether it has any relevance for the contemporary United Methodist Church.
I have posted the outline that I distributed to the students in the documents section, in case you are interested. Click here to go directly to the outline.