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Ann Langford Duncan followed in the footsteps of her parents, Sally and Andy Langford, when she joined them as clergy in The United Methodist Church. For the Langfords, being United Methodist is a part of their identity, a family tradition that goes back for generations. Together, they authored, Being United Methodist Christians: Living a Life of Grace and Hope, which provides readers with an understanding of the history, beliefs, traditions, and practices of the denomination and what it means, individually and collectively, to live day by day as a United Methodist Christian.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Explore the beliefs and practices that are unique to The United Methodist Church.
  • Discover resources to help you reintroduce the tradition to your congregation.
  • Define, for yourself, what it means to be a United Methodist Christian.

Be invited to celebrate and stay United Methodist in this webinar with Sally, Andy, and Ann and explore what it means to be the people of grace and hope that form The United Methodist Church.

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Sally and Andy Langford are United Methodist pastors in North Carolina. Their daughter Ann Langford Duncan is a United Methodist pastor serving in California.

Andy’s family have been Methodists for at least six generations, while Sally became United Methodist after college. Ann was born into this tradition.

Sally was educated at Converse College, Duke Divinity School, and Vanderbilt University. She has pastored in North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, and served as an assistant to Bishop Larry Goodpaster and twice as a district superintendent. She taught United Methodist polity at Hood Theological Seminary. She was a delegate to three General Conferences. In 2011 she and Andy wrote Living as United Methodist Christians: Our History, Our Beliefs, Our Practices (Abingdon).

Andy graduated from Davidson College, Duke Divinity School, and Emory University. He worked on The United Methodist Hymnal committee; edited The United Methodist Book of Worship; directed worship, music, and preaching training and resources for all United Methodist congregations; and attended eight General Conferences either as staff or as a delegate. He also served for twelve years as a voting member on The General Council on Ministries/Connectional Table, the highest general agency in the denomination, which coordinates the work and budgets of the agencies that serve the worldwide United Methodist Church.

Ann, a former Peace Corps volunteer, is a graduate of Duke University and Boston University School of Theology. She has pastored in congregations in North Carolina and now serves a congregation in Burlingame, California. In 2012, she wrote with her father The Gospel According to the Hunger Games Trilogy.

They have all served in a wide variety of United Methodist congregations and on district, conference, jurisdictional, and global committees, and have written many other books and resources. This is their first book together.


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