This Week in Texas Methodist History

Date Posted: 8/25/2014

Answers to Most Common Questions About Methodism

The visibility of weekly columns of This Week in Texas Methodist History results in a great many requests for research assistance and/or explanation of Methodist terminology.  Most of the requests are from genealogists and begin something like “Great-great grandfather was a Methodist preacher in ______.  Can you help me find church records about him?”    
 
I feel blessed to be of service to these descendants of Methodist clergy and do my best to answer their questions.  

I often find myself explaining and answering two questions:   What is a conference?  What is a Methodist preacher?  

Those of us who learned Methodism as children think nothing of such questions, but they can be confusing to others who were not so blessed.  

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