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Congregational Methodist Church

The Congregational Methodist Church is a Christian denomination located primarily in the southern United States and northeastern Mexico. It is within the Holiness movement and has its theological roots in the Wesleyan teachings of John Wesley.

The Congregational Methodist Church was founded in Methodist Episcopal Church, South out of a desire to blend Methodist doctrine with congregational polity.

The Congregational Methodist Church is Wesleyan-Arminian in doctrine, congregational in its system of worship, republican or representative in its system of government, connexional in nature, missionary in outlook, evangelistic in endeavor, and cooperative in spirit. Each local church calls its pastor, owns its property, and sets its budget.

Its congregations are located from Florida westward to Texas and northeastern Mexico. They extend northward to southeastern Missouri and southern Indiana. It also has missionaries in the United States, Mexico, Belize, and Bolivia.

In 1944, the Congregational Methodist Church, then headquartered in Dallas, Texas, established The Dallas Bible School, an institution of higher education. The school was moved to Tehuacana, Texas, for several years, and was renamed Westminster College and Bible Institute. The school was permanently relocated to Florence, Mississippi in 1972, and was renamed Wesley College, a name that more reflected its Wesleyan/Arminian tradition. Wesley College was closed in July 2010.

Congregational Methodist Headquarters are located in Florence, Mississippi, serving churches and programs of the denomination.

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