August 2018 Update
Give me 100 people who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God and we will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of God on earth.
Everyone receiving this newsletter is a valuable part of the World Methodist Evangelism family. We are so grateful for your involvement, as we could not do this work without you!
As the need in our world grows, our passion for empowering believers grows as well. Through our expanded programs and updated website, we are seeing our vision flourish and thrive for God’s glory. These expansions will help us continue our work to equip and train Christ followers to share their faith in Jesus Christ.
World Methodist Evangelism provides opportunities for pastors and laity to explore the nature and practice of evangelism in a cross-cultural environment while earning continuing education credits. These transformative experiences are critical to building bridges across both geography and tradition and to promoting preaching, teaching, and witnessing grounded uncompromisingly in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Registration is now open.
To register or for more information, contact Rob Haynes: email@example.com.
Expanded Programs: We’ve created two new programs
that will launch in 2019.
Convergence is designed for pastors and lay people interested in engaging post-Christian culture with the saving message of Jesus Christ. Teaching from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective, we will learn from scholars and practitioners from our global Methodist Wesleyan movement. Although previously planned for this August, we determined that coordinating an event at the standard of WME necessitated postponement. The inaugural conference will be in September 2019 in England.
Residency in Mission (RIM) is an immersive mission and evangelism experience designed for young adults who are called to serve beyond their home country in partnership with ministries in the Wesleyan Methodist family. RIM is a 9-12 month commitment that includes guided mentorship from mission and evangelism leadership experts. RIM also provides opportunities for host ministries to strengthen the work in their local context, while offering residents an environment in which to grow in their ministry service.
World Methodist Council Meets in Seoul, South Korea
Executive Director, Kim Reisman, and board member Bishop Debbie Wallace Padgett recently attended the World Methodist Council meeting at the Kwanglim Methodist Church in Seoul, South Korea July 12-15, 2018. Bishop Wallace Padgett chairs the WMC Evangelism Standing Committee, and both are on the WMC Steering Committee. The World Methodist Council brings together the worldwide Methodist Wesleyan family – over 80 million people in over 132 countries!
The Evangelism Standing Committee of Council is a valued WME collaborative partner and we’re encouraged by our common vision for impacting the world for Jesus Christ. As a result of our time with the Standing Committee and others on the Council, we’re excited to begin exploring a number of initiatives in the Asia and Southeast Asia regions. It was also an honor to be able to personally welcome our newest Regional Secretary, Rev. Chungsuk Kim, to the global WME team. Rev. Kim is the Senior Pastor of Kwanglim Methodist Church, our hosts for the Council meeting.
Preparation is well underway for the World Methodist Conference, which will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden in August 2021. World Methodist Evangelism will provide workshops in evangelism and mission, as well as a variety of other resources during the conference. We’re especially eager to begin the planning process for Metanoia 2021, which will meet in Sweden immediately preceding the Conference. Start planning now for these great opportunities!
We have improved our website to strengthen our message to make it more visible to those outside our circle. Please visit the site to learn more about who we are and our expanding programs!