Merging the Streams: Celebrating The United Methodist Church’s 50th Anniversary

Merging the Streams: Celebrating The United Methodist Church’s 50th Anniversary

“Pietism, Transatlantic Revivalism, and the EUB Legacy in United Methodism”

A historical convocation of the Historical Society of The United Methodist Church, the North Central Jurisdiction Commission of Archives and History, the Wesleyan Historical Society, the Charles Wesley Society and the General Commission of Archives and History. Hosted by The West Ohio Commission of Archives and History and United Theological Seminary’s Center for Evangelical United Brethren Heritage.

The convocation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the merger between the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church in 1968. It celebrates the enduring legacies of the Evangelical Association and the United Brethren in Christ traditions and the ways by which these legacies have shaped United Methodist identity. It also marks the role the Evangelical United Brethren had in the Methodist Church’s merger with its own historic African American membership thereby ending the Central Jurisdiction with its institutionalized segregation. Consequently, important motifs emerge as we discern these legacies, namely: Pietism, transatlantic revivalism, and inclusion. These merging streams not only influenced the Evangelical, United Brethren, and Methodist traditions in many various ways but also enabled them in forming the new denomination’s future.

For additional information, including a full schedule, featured speakers and details about the optional bus tours, please visit:

Dates: July 9–12, 2018

United Theological Seminary
4501 Denlinger Rd.
Dayton, OH 45426

Conference registration: $155.00
Optional Bus Tour: $30.00

Registration fee includes all meals, including banquet. Breakfast is free at the hotels. You also have the option to pay a lower fee if you will not attend the whole convocation. Lodging is not included in the registration. See registration link for more details and hotel information.


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