Author Archives: Kim Reisman

What To Watch For~ July 2022

WME is involved in a variety of ministries and welcomes
your prayers for these upcoming events.

Thursday Facebook Live – Prayer Time ~
8am (Eastern time)

July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2022

Join us for morning prayer each Thursday on Facebook Live.

Led by Kim Reisman, this brief time of guided prayer brings together WME’s global Prayer and Fasting Community as well as many others to pray for our world and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.facebook.com/worldmethodistevangelism

 


 Real Faith – Real World Podcast

Tune in for engaging interviews, discussions, and teaching on a wide variety of issues.

RFRW is available on most podcast platforms, YouTube and on the WME website.

Be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app.


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Metanoia Europe-August 28-September 4, 2022

A gathering of emerging young leaders who love Jesus and who are hungry to discover their next step on their faith journey. The first of several regional Metanoia gatherings around the world over the next several years. In responding to continuously changing realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and evolving global travel restrictions, we are adapting arrangements to best suit the situation while still continuing to connect leaders and help them build faith-sharing movements. Registration and more Info to come.

Ecuador-August 2022

World Methodist Evangelism works with partners around the world to provide laity and clergy the opportunity to explore the nature and practice of evangelism in a cross-cultural environment. Registration and more Info to come.

Romania-October 10-14, 2022

“Unity In Mission”
Eastern Europe Evangelism Seminar

Spain-October 13-17, 2022

In cooperation with church leadership and educational institutions in the area where the seminar is to be held in order to provide robust training for all, lay leadership as well as clergy. Seminars are generally held in the local languages and focus on educating, resourcing, connecting, and mobilizing indigenous persons to do evangelism and missions in their local contexts. Registration and more Info to come.

Benin Fall 2022

“Spread holiness throughout the land”
 Webinar
Francophone (French speaking)
Additional information and registration details will be updated as they become available.

 

For specific information about any of these upcoming events,
contact us at info@worldmethodist.org. 

Prayer and Fasting – July

Scripture Focus:

When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, no one is likely to die for a good person, though someone might be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s judgment. For since we were restored to friendship with God by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be delivered from eternal punishment by his life. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God – all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us in making us friends of God. (Romans 5:6-11, NLT)

The First Step on the Journey

We’re continuing to reflect on the nature of our faith by exploring where we are on our spiritual journey and how our relationship with God has unfolded in our lives. We have discovered the point of departure in our divine-human relationship – that inner conflict between the good selves we were created to be and the allure of evil around us. Moving forward from that point involves realizing that we don’t have to resolve that conflict alone. In fact, if left to our own devices, we can’t resolve that conflict. Our internal battle is not one we can win on our own power. Knowing God’s law and understanding God’s teachings, only serve to make us aware of how incapable we are to keep them.

The good news is that we don’t have to fight this battle alone The very God who desires to be in relationship with us is the God who makes that relationship possible by providing the resolution to our inner conflict – Jesus Christ, who through his death and resurrection conquered the power of evil in the world. Scripture is completely clear about this: Evil has been overcome. Our hope, as we follow Jesus is not just hearing that message but experiencing that victory ourselves. It is grasping that God’s grace is more powerful than our sin. It is in recognizing that our relationship with God is one of friendship. By becoming human in Jesus, fully living, sacrificially dying, and triumphantly rising for us, God has made us his friends.

Experiencing God’s grace and restoring our friendship with God begins when we recognize our sinfulness, earnestly repent, and accept the forgiveness God offers us through Jesus Christ. This grace is the redemptive, healing, recreating love of God. It is a gift that we receive not because we deserve it or have earned it, but because God freely gives it. It is a radical love for us, a love that is more powerful than sin, that reconciles our relationship, and makes us “right” with God. When we accept that grace, God wipes the slate of our lives clean, and empowered by God’s love, we can take the first steps to move forward on our spiritual journey.

Over these past few months, we have reflected on the importance of Scripture as a crucial way to connect to God’s movement in our lives as we follow Jesus and our spiritual journey unfolds. We have discovered that the inner conflict that lies at the heart of being human is only our point of departure, not our final destination. As you fast and pray this month, my prayer is that you would remember taking that first step of your spiritual journey. That as you continue to follow, you would become more and more aware of God’s grace and God’s ongoing desire for you to be his friend.

If you can’t recall taking that first step, I pray that you would recognize that God desires you to begin moving toward the good self God created you to be. That you would come to understand that Jesus Christ is the only means of resolving our inner conflict between good and evil. And that you would experience God’s grace in all it fullness, calling you to become a friend of God. 

Prayer and Fasting – June

Scripture focus:

It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. (Ephesians 1:1-3, The Message)

Our Point of Departure

As we have seen during our walk together this year, self-examination is an important part of following Jesus. This month marks the halfway mark of 2022, so it seems appropriate to step back for a moment and reflect on how our relationship with God has unfolded thus far. Where are we on our spiritual journey? The best way to begin that kind of reflection is at the beginning, at our point of departure.

Our experience often confirms what we learn from Scripture about the relationship between God and human beings. It’s a relationship of covenant making and keeping on God’s part and covenant making and breaking on our part. The good news is that God created each of us as one whole, good self. God desires to be in a relationship with us and again and again makes covenants with us to seal that relationship. And because God wants this relationship to be free, instead of coerced, manipulated, or forced, God gives us an independent will and grants us the freedom to choose.

The sad news is that somewhere along the way, something happened to that good, whole self, and to our relationship with God. Our wholeness became fragmented and our relationships with God and one another became estranged. We used our God-given freedom to choose in unhealthy ways and became supremely vulnerable and responsive to the power of evil.

This lack of wholeness and estrangement is a huge predicament. The good selves we were created to be are in a constant battle against the evil that lies all around us. Paul described it this way:

No matter which way I turn, I can’t make myself do right. I want to, but I can’t. When I want to do good, I don’t. And when I try not to do wrong, I do it anyway.

(Romans 7:18-19, NLT)

Two things lie within each of us – the desire to follow the good and an intense receptiveness to the appeal of the evil that surrounds us. This inner conflict is our point of departure. It is where we begin as we reflect on our relationship with God.

Many of us are uncomfortable talking about this inner struggle but identifying it shouldn’t discourage us. It’s simply an objectively observable aspect of being human.

I have always been fascinated by physics. I don’t understand very much of it to be sure, but I still find it amazing. Gravity is one of the four fundamental forces of physics. It’s one of those objectively observable aspects of our universe. I don’t have to know why gravity exists and I don’t have understand every detail about how it works. But I do need recognize that it exists. If I refuse to do that, I will never be able to completely grasp physics. But once I recognize the objective fact of gravity, I can begin to grow my understanding of it and deepen my comprehension of physics.

It is the same with the inner conflict between the good selves we were created to be and our receptiveness to the evil that surrounds us. Once we recognize it exists, we can begin the journey of deepening our relationship with God and following Jesus more closely.

But that isn’t the whole story! Even as we comprehend the objective fact of our inner struggle, we also remember that we belong to God, who created each of us as one good, whole self, and who has been seeking to be in relationship with us ever since.

As I was growing up, my parents would repeat this word to me over and over – you are a unique, unrepeatable miracle of God. That’s good news! Each of us is a unique, unrepeatable miracle of God. God freely chose to create us, we belong to him, and he wants us to realize that.

God wants us to understand that even as we experience this internal struggle, we have been given the freedom to choose. We can move toward God and the good selves we were created to be, or we can live in greater sync with the evil that surrounds us. This is an empowering experience! We don’t have to remain at the beginning. Our situation of inner conflict is our point of departure, but it is not our destination. We don’t have to yield to our inner responsiveness to evil. Instead, we can choose – every day – to deepen our relationship with God and allow him to move us closer to becoming the good selves he created us to be.

As you fast and pray this month, take stock of where you are on your spiritual journey. What role has the conflict between the good self God created us to be and our receptiveness to evil played in your spiritual journey thus far? At this midpoint in 2022, I pray that you would be aware of the ways in which good and evil pull at you as you make choices. And I pray that you would recognize that this inner battle is not your destination, but only a point of departure for you as God shapes you more and more into the good self he created you to be.

A Catalyst for Hope

Rev. Dr. Kim Reisman
Executive Director
World Methodist Evangelism

As a connection point for the worldwide Methodist Wesleyan family, World Methodist Evangelism enables our global partners to support one another for a stronger witness to the transformative love of God in Jesus Christ. In the wake of the invasion of Ukraine, WME is standing in the gap for ministry to refugees. WME’s ministry, Connect419 provides a channel for funding to support the work of our partners in Ukraine, Romania, Slovakia, and Czech Republic. To date we have received over $35,000. These funds have gone to provide housing and other needs for refugees who have fled Ukraine, along with specific help for orphans. We have also been able to provide medical, food, and others supplies for those remaining in Ukraine.

Though we have strong partners in Slovakia and Czech Republic, our strongest partnership is with the United Methodist Church in Romania where significant work is being done in collaboration with the United Methodist Church in Ukraine. You can follow much of the work by visiting the Light from Light UMC – Sibiu Romania Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lightfromlightumc/

If you would like to support this important work, please visit the World Methodist Evangelism website. https://worldmethodist.org/donate/ukraine/

Pastor Cristian Istrate greets Ukrainian children at Light from Light UMC in Sibiu, Romania

Church members from Ukraine and Romania meet at the border to deliver medical and other supplies.

Medical and other supplies are delivered from Romania to the Ukraine border.

Prayer and Fasting – April

Sitting on the Stone

This month begins our journey to Jerusalem and our celebration of the resurrection – the heart of the good news! Jesus has risen from the dead, overcome evil, and given us eternal life!

And yet, this good news comes amidst a lot of difficult news. War in Ukraine, genocide in Myanmar, illness, death, injustice, oppression, poverty, hunger – the list goes on. That’s why it’s important not to rush too quickly to the good news that comes at the end of the story. We grow in our faith when we sit for just a bit with the difficulty that came first.

Mark tells us about that difficulty in chapter 15, verses 42-47. For Jews, Sabbath begins when the sun goes down on Friday and by time Jesus died on the cross it was getting late, so his friends wanted to get him buried before sunset. If they couldn’t do it by the time the Sabbath began, his body would be left out in the open until Sun and who knows what would have happened to it.

The problem was that there wasn’t enough time for the women to prepare Jesus’ body. There was only enough time to get him down from the cross, wrap him in some cloth, get him into the cave and roll a huge stone across the entrance. So that’s what they did and as the light faded, they went home to honor the Sabbath, praying, pondering, wondering, and waiting for the Sabbath to end so the women could return to prepare the body properly for burial.

Let that scene sink in for a moment. Jesus’ body laid quickly in a cave. A huge stone rolled in front of the opening. No one could get in. No one could get out.

That’s exactly what the women were talking about as they walked to the tomb early Sunday morning carrying burial spices. What were they going to do about the stone? They knew it was too big for them to manage. They knew that if they couldn’t do something about the stone, they wouldn’t be able to reach Jesus. (Mark 16.1-3)

That’s quite an intense concept – that something could be so huge that it could block us from getting to Jesus. But that’s the way it was that morning – a huge stone stood in the way of these women and the person they’d committed their lives to, their Lord Jesus. If something amazing didn’t happen with the stone, they wouldn’t be able to reach Jesus, end of story.

Now thankfully that’s not the end of the story – but again, our faith is deepened when we don’t rush too quickly to the end.

Life is full of stones. With the pandemic still impacting so many parts of our world, it’s easy to feel like a gigantic stone has been blocking everyone’s path for the past two years. But even in good times there’s still pain, suffering, guilt, shame, secrets. There are stones in the good times and there are even more in the bad times.

I remember being in Africa a few years ago and we were in a jeep driving down a dirt road. We crested a hill and there was a huge elephant standing in the middle of the road. Our driver came to a quick stop, and it was clear the elephant wasn’t going to be moving anytime soon. So he turned the jeep around with the simple explanation – elephant roadblock.

Roadblocks. Things that keep us from moving forward on our spiritual journey. Stones that keep us on one side and Jesus on the other.

What are the stones in your life right now? What might be blocking you from experiencing God’s love and mercy and forgiveness in all its fullness? Are there things that are keeping you on one side and Jesus on the other? Are there things that are keeping you on one side and someone you love on the other? Are you like the women who went to the tomb that morning – if you can’t do something about that stone, you won’t be able to reach the one you love?

It’s hard work to identify stones and face them. It requires us to get honest, which is always hard. But that is what opens us to the power of God’s Holy Spirit. When we are honest about the stones in our lives, the Holy Spirit will always show up.

And that’s when the whole thing is turned into good news.

When women arrive at tomb to their amazement the stone had already been moved. The huge stone that they had worried over, the huge boulder they knew they would never be able to move on their own, it was no longer blocking their way. It had been moved. Matthew says that not only had the stone been rolled aside, but an angel sat on it.

We all have stones that need to be moved but are too big for us to move on our own. As you pray and fast this month work to identify those stones but do that work trusting that you don’t have to move the stones on your own. The truth is that none of us can move them on our own. But the good news is that we don’t have to.

God has power to move every stone. And God doesn’t just move them, angels sit on them.

That is the good news we will be celebrating in a few weeks. Nothing can separate us from love of God in Jesus Christ. Nothing. There is no stone too big, no guilt too great, no shame too strong, no struggle too overwhelming. NOTHING. God moves every stone and angels sit on them.

What To Watch For~ April 2022

WME is involved in a variety of ministries and welcomes
your prayers for these upcoming events.

Thursday Facebook Live – Prayer Time ~
8am (Eastern time)

Join us for morning prayer each Thursday on Facebook Live.

Led by Kim Reisman, this brief time of guided prayer brings together WME’s global Prayer and Fasting Community as well as many others to pray for our world and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.facebook.com/worldmethodistevangelism

 


 Real Faith – Real World Podcast

Tune in for engaging interviews, discussions, and teaching on a wide variety of issues.

RFRW is available on most podcast platforms, YouTube and on the WME website.

Be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app.


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

South America-May/June 2022; Fridays

Salvation Army 6 week Webinar (Spanish speaking)

Metanoia Europe-August 28-September 4, 2022

A gathering of emerging young leaders who love Jesus and who are hungry to discover their next step on their faith journey. The first of several regional Metanoia gatherings around the world over the next several years. In responding to continuously changing realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and evolving global travel restrictions, we are adapting arrangements to best suit the situation while still continuing to connect leaders and help them build faith-sharing movements. Registration and more Info to come.

Ecuador-August 2022

World Methodist Evangelism works with partners around the world to provide laity and clergy the opportunity to explore the nature and practice of evangelism in a cross-cultural environment. Registration and more Info to come.

Spain-September 2022

In cooperation with church leadership and educational institutions in the area where the seminar is to be held in order to provide robust training for all, lay leadership as well as clergy. Seminars are generally held in the local languages and focus on educating, resourcing, connecting, and mobilizing indigenous persons to do evangelism and missions in their local contexts. Registration and more Info to come.

Romania-October 10-14, 2022
“Unity In Mission”

Eastern Europe Evangelism Seminar

For specific information about any of these upcoming events,
contact us at info@worldmethodist.org. 

Prayer and Fasting – March

The Word of God

Scripture focusI run the way of your commandments, for you enlarge my understanding. (Psalm 119:32, NRSV)

We have begun 2022 with two understandings about Scripture. It’s God’s path and God’s breath. This month I want to offer a third understanding about Scripture. It’s God’s Word. I realize describing Scripture as the Word of God can make some of us uncomfortable because in certain contexts it can sound narrow and limiting. We’re uncomfortable because we assume that Scripture is meant to be constraining. Sadly, that’s a mistaken assumption that can often result in our missing the transformative experiences God desires for our lives.

Scripture was never meant to be constraining. It was meant to be life-giving. God has chosen to communicate with us for our benefit. That means that Scripture has the power to expand our perspective and move us beyond our current ideological mindsets. That’s what the Psalmist realizes in our Scripture focus for this month. When we make God’s Word part of our daily lives, our understanding increases.

God’s Word is a life-enlarging word, a word that moves us beyond the limits of our own point of view. Saying the Bible confines us is like saying that God’s Word is smaller than our word. Such a statement is a prime example of human pride and arrogance. Ashleigh Brilliant, a humorist of the 1970’s wrote, “all I ask of life is a constant and exaggerated sense of my own importance.” That idea is at the heart of viewing God’s word as limiting – an exaggerated sense of our own importance. How can it be that a human word, a human perception, could be larger than God’s word, the very word that when uttered brought all of creation into being? I can imagine God’s response to us when we assert such an overconfident idea. It would probably be like the one Job received:

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. Do you know how its dimensions were determined and who did the surveying? What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone as the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? … But of course you know all this! For you were born before it was all created, and you are so very experienced! (Job 38:4-7, 21, NLT)

That our word could be more expansive than God’s Word sounds strange because it’s a misunderstanding. It is our word that is narrow and limiting. Bringing ourselves into alignment with God’s Word opens our perspective and widens our understanding. That was my experience viewing the painting Shore Talk and then reading Luke 5 that I described last month. Recognizing the Holy Spirit flowing through Scripture enabled me to be receptive to God’s movement in my life in a new and different way, even as the Bible itself and the story in it remained unchanged.

Understanding the Bible as God’s powerful Word reinforces that receptivity. When we dispel an exaggerated sense of our own importance and become conscious of the limits of our own word, the narrowness of our own perspective, capabilities, and discernment, that’s when we’re able to approach Scripture with a sense of awe and wonder. That’s when we become keenly aware of the expansiveness of God’s Word and its ability to open us to new and deeper levels of faith and understanding.

Scripture is God’s path; it’s God’s breath, and now we see it’s God’ word. We are beginning the year with this focus because it is important to see the intimate relationship between God’s self-communication and our following the Jesus way. Our God is not some abstract notion. Our God is not a disinterested observer, a deity who created but then stepped back simply to watch as the drama unfolded. Our God is a God who is intensely connected to all creation. A God who chose to reveal God’s self through the divine drama of human history, culminating in God’s self-revelation in Jesus Christ. And our God is a God who continues to reveal God’s self through Scripture, the dynamic, interactive, God-breathed Word of God through which each of us can find our path.

Earlier this year, Dave Smith appeared on the WME podcast, Real Faith ~ Real World. Dave is a wonderful bible teacher who understands the power of the God-breathed Word of God. In the podcast episode The Bible: Source of the Transformed Life he gave us a wonderful reminder, “The early church actually believed that if you were around baptized believers that preached the Word, read the Scriptures and obeyed them, and prayed, you would be around God himself.”

Then Dave asked a great question for us, especially as we dedicate ourselves to prayer and fasting. What would happen if we actually began to apply Scripture to our lives and live like little Jesus’s all over the place? I agree with Dave – I think we would see a movement of God like we haven’t seen in a long time.

This month, I pray that we will all be open to God’s continued self-communication through Scripture. That we would recognize it as the God-breathed Word of God and apply it to our lives to find our path. And through our obedience, a movement of God would be released like we have never seen before.

What To Watch For~ March 2022

WME is involved in a variety of ministries and welcomes
your prayers for these upcoming events.

Thursday Facebook Live – Prayer Time ~
8am (Eastern time)

March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2022

Join us for morning prayer each Thursday on Facebook Live.

Led by Kim Reisman, this brief time of guided prayer brings together WME’s global Prayer and Fasting Community as well as many others to pray for our world and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.facebook.com/worldmethodistevangelism

 


 Real Faith – Real World Podcast

Tune in for engaging interviews, discussions, and teaching on a wide variety of issues.

RFRW is available on most podcast platforms, YouTube and on the WME website.

Be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app.


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Benin-April 2022 

International Seminar including teaching on the theology and practice of evangelism, regional sharing, small group processing, and indigenous worship services. This is a French webinar. Registration and more Info to come.

South America-May/June 2022; Fridays

Salvation Army 6 week Webinar (Spanish speaking)

Metanoia Europe-August 28-September 4, 2022

A gathering of emerging young leaders who love Jesus and who are hungry to discover their next step on their faith journey. The first of several regional Metanoia gatherings around the world over the next several years. In responding to continuously changing realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and evolving global travel restrictions, we are adapting arrangements to best suit the situation while still continuing to connect leaders and help them build faith-sharing movements. Registration and more Info to come.

Ecuador-August 2022

World Methodist Evangelism works with partners around the world to provide laity and clergy the opportunity to explore the nature and practice of evangelism in a cross-cultural environment. Registration and more Info to come.

Spain-September 2022

In cooperation with church leadership and educational institutions in the area where the seminar is to be held in order to provide robust training for all, lay leadership as well as clergy. Seminars are generally held in the local languages and focus on educating, resourcing, connecting, and mobilizing indigenous persons to do evangelism and missions in their local contexts. Registration and more Info to come.

Romania-October 10-14, 2022
“Unity In Mission”

Eastern Europe Evangelism Seminar

For specific information about any of these upcoming events,
contact us at info@worldmethodist.org. 

Faith-Sharing Movements

FAITH-SHARING MOVEMENTS
J Paulo Lopes
Director of Emerging Leadership
World Methodist Evangelism

What will it take to effectively help Wesleyan/Methodist emerging leaders around the world build faith-sharing movements?

This is the BIG question we have been praying and dreaming with God about over the last year at World Methodist Evangelism. And we’d like to invite you to join us in our praying and dreaming because the stakes our very high when it comes to emerging leaders. We are absolutely convinced that the world is in desperate need of young men and women called to offer a better vision of hope for their lives and their communities.

I am excited to share some of the vision with you our global family. More specifically, we’d like to share a few shifts we are making in response to this great challenge:

  • From “one-off” events to a formation journey: Over the years we have hosted wonderful gatherings creating opportunities for leaders to connect and learn with others from different backgrounds, cultures, and traditions. These events have been very fruitful for participants, many of whom are renewed and even transformed by their experiences! However, effective leadership development happens through an intentional process and strategies which include, but are not limited to, single events. Our leadership development process will seek to identify emerging leaders (through relational and institutional networks), to connect leaders (through Metanoia events around the world), to equip leaders (through ongoing accountable cohorts), and to encourage leaders (through online events, new initiatives, and strategic partnerships).
  • From centralized community to a “network of networks”: The task of helping leaders build faith-sharing movements is not one we believe God has called us to undertake alone! Instead, in this next season of ministry with emerging leaders, we are being challenged to multiply our efforts by connecting and partnering with networks of leaders around the world who share in our key values and purpose. We will collaborate, share resources, and learn from those networks. Additionally, we hope to expand our reach and our ability to identify emerging leaders through these key relationships.
  • From western-driven to cross-cultural team-driven leadership: Finally, as we begin to enroll people into this journey, and as our networks develop and grow, we hope to build teams of talented young leaders with passion for evangelism and mission, as well as unique cultural perspectives. As the center of the Wesleyan/Methodist movement continues to shift from the global north/west to the global south/east, we don’t want to miss out on the opportunity God is giving us to collaborate with and to learn from our sisters and brothers from different parts of the world where the Church is flourishing.

Taking Our First Step To kick-start this new season of ministry with emerging leaders, we are gearing up for the first of several regional Metanoia gatherings, beginning with Metanoia Europe from August 29th to September 4th in Durham, UK! We hope this inspires you to consider if God may be calling you to partner with us on this journey. Here are a few ways you can participate:

  • If you are an emerging leader or know someone who would be a great fit for Metanoia, please let us know;
  • Pray for this new season of ministry for Metanoia and our global emerging leadership initiatives. This kind of work can only be done with persisting prayer;
  • Give generously to enable a global new generation of high-capacity Christian leaders to participate in this life changing journey.
  • Register to join us at Metanoia Europe.

What To Watch For~ February 2022

WME is involved in a variety of ministries and welcomes
your prayers for these upcoming events.

Thursday Facebook Live – Prayer Time ~
8am (Eastern time)

February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2022

Join us for morning prayer each Thursday on Facebook Live.

Led by Kim Reisman, this brief time of guided prayer brings together WME’s global Prayer and Fasting Community as well as many others to pray for our world and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.facebook.com/worldmethodistevangelism

 


 Real Faith – Real World Podcast

Tune in for engaging interviews, discussions, and teaching on a wide variety of issues.

RFRW is available on most podcast platforms, YouTube and on the WME website.

Be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast app.


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 2022 – Benin 

International Seminar including teaching on the theology and practice of evangelism, regional sharing, small group processing, and indigenous worship services. This is a French webinar. Registration and more Info to come.

August 28-September 4, 2022 – Metanoia Europe

A gathering of emerging young leaders who love Jesus and who are hungry to discover their next step on their faith journey. The first of several regional Metanoia gatherings around the world over the next several years. In responding to continuously changing realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and evolving global travel restrictions, we are adapting arrangements to best suit the situation while still continuing to connect leaders and help them build faith-sharing movements. Registration and more Info to come.

August 2022 – Ecuador

World Methodist Evangelism works with partners around the world to provide laity and clergy the opportunity to explore the nature and practice of evangelism in a cross-cultural environment. Registration and more Info to come.

September 2022 – Spain 

In cooperation with church leadership and educational institutions in the area where the seminar is to be held in order to provide robust training for all, lay leadership as well as clergy. Seminars are generally held in the local languages and focus on educating, resourcing, connecting, and mobilizing indigenous persons to do evangelism and missions in their local contexts. Registration and more Info to come.

For specific information about any of these upcoming events,
contact us at info@worldmethodist.org.