World Methodist Council
What if there was an organisation that could inspire 80 million people from different countries and cultures around the world to share a common faith heritage, promote peace and understanding, and work for equal rights and social justice for all peoples?
The World Methodist Council is an association of the Churches in the Methodist tradition throughout the world, including the Methodist Church of Great Britain.
It encompasses 80 member churches on six continents, all sharing a common vision of spreading the Gospel and making disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world.
WORLD METHODIST COUNCIL
General Secretary: BISHOP IVAN ABRAHAMS
World Methodist Council Office: Headquarters Office Staff – World Methodist Council
Contact information and address: Contact Us – World Methodist Council
The World Methodist Council promotes unity and seeks to:
• Deepen fellowship
• Foster Methodist participation in the ecumenical movement
• Advance unity of theological and moral standards
• Suggest priorities in Methodist activity
• Promote effective use of Methodist resources in the Christian mission
• Encourage evangelism
• Promote Christian education
• Pray for and support needs of persecuted Christians
• Encourage ministries of justice and peace
• Study union and reunion proposals which effect Member Churches
• Sponsor a Minister exchange program
• Encourage the development of worship and liturgical life in Member Churches
• Coordinate and support worldwide Methodist publishing interests
• Through the World Methodist Peace Award, honour individuals/groups who work to bring reconciliation and peace in God's work
First Friday Letter
This is a monthly newsletter brought to you by the World Methodist Council and published on the First Friday of each month. Read the letters here: http://firstfridayletter.worldmethodistcouncil.org/
Dialogues with other Churches
The Council's Ecumenical Relationships Committee is engaged in ecumenical dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the World Communion of Reformed Churches and the Lutheran World Federation. It is also working towards dialogues with the Orthodox Churches and with the Pentecostal Churches.
'Achieving the Vision' Campaign
If every member of the World Methodist Council's member churches gave 50 cents (about 36 pence) we would reach our goal of establishing a $20 million (about £15 million) endowment to provide a permanent source of funding for our global ministries. However we recognise that in some countries even 20 pence per member is a lot to ask, so we are encouraging Methodists in Britain to be extra generous and give 50 pence each year to help those where Methodism is strong but the national economies are weak.