Local Church History Awards

  • Morris L. Smith Ethnic Local Church Guidelines

    Morris L. Smith Ethnic Local Church Guidelines

    The Morris L. Smith Ethnic History Award is given annually to the local church history which exemplifies an inclusive narrative on the life and ministry of the ethnicity congregation from its beginnings to the present day.

  • Robert B. Steelman Methodist History Award

    Robert B. Steelman Methodist History Award

    The Robert B. Steelman Methodist History Award is given annually to the local church history which exemplifies an inclusive narrative on the life and ministry of the congregation from its beginnings to the present day.

  • John C. Goodwin Multimedia Church History Award

    John C. Goodwin Multimedia Church History Award

    The John C. Goodwin Methodist History Award is given annually to the local church history which exemplifies an inclusive narrative on the life and ministry of the congregation from its beginnings to the present day in digital format.

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  • GNJ Historic Sites
  • GNJ Commission on Archives and History Pamphlet

    GNJ Commission on Archives and History Pamphlet

    By providing a home for our historical records we can service the many needs of our annual conference and local churches. A vigorous archives and history program gives direction for future ministries by illuminating successful ministries that worked in the past but have present day relevance, give guidance on what to keep for posterity and potential legal issues, setting up and implementing digital records repository which has lasting value.

  • Local Church Vital Records Online

    Local Church Vital Records Online

    Archives and History has entered into an agreement with Ancestry.com to digitize our closed local church vital records. The records were sent to Ancestry last fall and should be completed in early spring of this year. The digital records will appear on Ancestry’s website while an archival copy of the images will reside in our repository. One of the perks to this partnership is a free multiyear license to access Ancestry’s entire website which will include our GNJ records. You may access the Ancestry site on a computer at the United Methodist Church Archives and History Center on the campus of Drew University. The center is open 9 am to 5 pm during the week and 9 am to 9 pm on Tuesday. While you are visiting be sure to make use of our conference’s archival collections located in the vaults underneath the main floor of the building.

  • How Do We Date Our Church’s Beginning?

    How Do We Date Our Church’s Beginning?

    How Do We Date Our Church’s Beginning? By the Commission on Archives and History, Greater New Jersey Conference, The United Methodist Church

  • African American Central Jurisdiction Churches

    African American Central Jurisdiction Churches

    African American Central Jurisdiction churches that have become part of the former caucasian conferences.