Local Church Historian School offered by GCAH

 

Are you interested in caring for or improving your church’s program of history?

The General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church will be offering a Local Church Historian School in 2020 for church historians—or anyone interested in the story of their church.

This is the same school developed and offered by the Indiana Conference in the past, now updated, and being offered by the General Commission on Archives and History to any United Methodist church globally.*

The Local Church Historian School curriculum will cover a wide range of skills necessary to become a “complete” church historian. Participating congregations will benefit from a new consciousness of their heritage and legacy and be motivated to study their unique stories and proclaim it to those around them. LCHS is a 12-week long course that allows participants to move at their own pace through a series of exercises. Each week participants will receive reading material and an assignment(s) via email. They can then move at their own pace to get through the readings and complete the assignment--even if it takes them longer than 12 weeks. During the course, they will have access to an assigned moderator for any questions that might arise as well as access to a closed Facebook group with other course participants. Once completed, the participant will receive a certificate from GCAH.

The Book of Discipline says our Commission is “to encourage and assist the local churches in preserving their records, compiling their histories and celebrating their heritage….” This school provides United Methodists the opportunity to do just that.

The school will begin on September, 14, 2020. Plan now to use this opportunity to ensure that the heritage of each of our churches will be celebrated and that each church can receive the full benefit of its own amazing story.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE

*The only prerequisite for the Local Church Historian School is access to dependable email service. (Minimal computer skills are required.)

For more information about the offerings and resources of the General Commission on Archives & History, visit www.GCAH.org

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