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Thursday, May 9, 2024—11:00 A.M. CDT

Embark on an enlightening journey into Wesleyan Christianity with scholars Laceye C. Warner and Ashley Boggan D. In her book, Knowing Who We Are, Warner invites readers to a richer sense of United Methodist identity, deepening your connection with The United Methodist Church and exploring its historical significance and contemporary relevance.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Explore the foundational values and commitments of the Wesleyan tradition.
  • Gain insights into the “holy tenacity” of The United Methodist Church from its origins to the present day.
  • Discover how embodying the United Methodist identity brings transformation in your life, your community, and all creation.

Be a part of this insightful webinar and find a joy-filled way of being Christian rooted in the compassion and grace of Jesus.

"In a world longing for belonging and purpose, Knowing Who We Are discloses the results of our United Methodist ecclesial DNA of grace, our family’s genealogy of love, and our missional birth story of compassion. Dr. Warner’s historical and theological clarity will engage individuals, small groups, and pastors distilling the United Methodist way!"

- Bishop Connie Mitchell Shelton

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Laceye C. Warner

Rev. Laceye C. Warner, PhD is Royce and Jane Reynolds, Associate Professor of the Practice of Evangelism and Methodist Studies and Associate Dean for Wesleyan Engagement at Duke University Divinity School. An elder in the Texas Conference, Dr. Warner was appointed to the faculty at Duke Divinity School in 2001. She is the author of several books including Knowing Who We Are; The Method of Our Mission: United Methodist Polity and Organization, and a contributing editor to the Wesley Study Bible. Dr. Warner enjoys living on a flower farm with her family and many of God’s creatures.

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In Conversation with


Dr. Ashley Boggan D. is the General Secretary of the General Commission on Archives and History. In this role, she ensures that the UMC understands its past in order to envision a more equitable future for all Methodists. Boggan earned her PhD from Drew Theological School’s Graduate Division of Religion, specializing in both Methodist/Wesleyan Studies and Women’s/Gender Studies. Boggan is a lay member of the Arkansas Annual Conference and the daughter of two ordained United Methodist ministers. Her Methodist lineage dates beyond this, back to the early 19th century when her great-great-great grandfathers were Methodist circuit-riders. She is the author of Nevertheless: American Methodists and Women’s Rights  (2020); Entangled: A History of American Methodism, Politics, and Sexuality  (2018); and added to the revised American Methodism: A Compact History (2022).


Preview the First Episode on Amplify Media