2018 Arkansas Extension Course of Study School
COSS #224 Polity and Administration
Class Preparation Downloads
- PDF Syllabus for 2018 Fall Class
- Simplified Structure Planning Workbook
- 2018-2019 Annual Work of the SPRC
- Doing the Math of Mission, Monograph by Gil Rendle
- Nominations Sample
- Link to downloadable resources available with purchase of Clif Chrisopher's Church Money Manual https://www.cokesbury.com/forms/digitalstore.aspx?lvl=FREE%20Downloads (Note the code in the back of the book that will unlock the downloadable resources)
- Christopher, Clif, The Church Money Manual: Best Practices for Finance and Stewardship. Abingdon, 2014.
- Tyson, John. Administration in the Small Membership Church, Abingdon, 2007. (This has historically been a Licensing School textbook))
- The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church 2016. Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 2017.
- Kotan, Kay. MISSION POSSIBLE: Structuring your Church for Missional Effectiveness. 2017. (See below for purchasing information)
- Warner, Laceye. The Method of Our Mission: United Methodist Polity and Organization. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2014.
- Assigned Reading Downloads will be located at http://www.blakebradford.org/polity-coss-class/
Class PowerPoint & Downloads
Notes will be available during the course
- Powerpoint Notes "Leadership Defined" (PDF)
- Powerpoint Notes "United Methodist Governance Part 1" (PDF)
- Powerpoint Notes "United Methodist Governance Part 2" (PDF)
- Powerpoint Notes "United Methodist Governance Part 3" (PDF)
- Nominations Sample (MS Word)
- Link to Kay Kotan Video on Simplified Accountable Leadership Structure