Metanoia is a transformative gathering of young adult leaders created with the unique accent of the Wesleyan Methodist movement.

It’s a unique opportunity for young leaders across the global Wesleyan Methodist family to connect with each other and with God in worship, study, training, and encouragement to live more fully as committed disciples of Jesus Christ, to share their faith with boundless love and boldness, and to lead their generation to impact the world with greater courage and integrity on behalf of Jesus Christ.


Deepen your spiritual roots to better share your faith.


Build relationships in a global community of believers.


Expand your vision of God’s purpose for your life.


Connect with others to make a difference in our world.

You're invited to

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Pray 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.

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If you’re between 18-35, we want you to join us at the next Metanoia!

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Your Questions Answered


Metanoia is for young adults leaders, ages 18-35, in the Wesleyan Methodist tradition. It includes leaders from any and every network or denomination claiming roots in the Wesleyan movement (Methodist, Free Methodist, Wesleyan, Salvation Army, Holiness, Nazarene, etc).

We believe that Metanoia participants don’t just register to join, they are instead SENT by their local church, conference, network, or denomination. So, participating at Metanoia begins with having a conversation with your sending leader(s).

Metanoia is a unique and exciting multi-cultural, international gathering. Consequently, you should expect to meet other leaders from all over the world. Every day will follow a similar pattern:

  • Morning-Early Afternoon: teaching and workshop sessions
  • Mid-late Afternoon: time for connection, reflection, and leisure
  • Evening: worship and celebration

Teachers, presenters and preachers are invited from different ministry and cultural backgrounds, focusing on themes such as faith-sharing, discernment of call, cross-cultural mission, Christian leadership, etc.

As a bonus, about half-way through the gathering, participants enjoy a fun excursion day, included as part of the experience.

The registration fee includes room, meals, materials, fun-day activities, and participation in all sessions with speakers from around the world.

Please note that you are responsible for your travel expenses. WME may arrange for transportation between the airport/bus station and the retreat center, but you will be responsible to get to the event’s location.


A limited number of partial scholarships are available by application, and will be decided on a case-by-case basis.


Since 1980, World Methodist Evangelism has empowered young leaders to live as grace filled, faith sharing, disciples of Jesus Christ. Between 1980 and 2010, over 6,500 young people, from 60 countries have been a part of our International Christian Youth Conferences on Evangelism (ICYCE). These transformative experiences have taken place in England (1980), Bahamas (1983), Australia (1987), Mexico (1990), Germany (1994), United States (1998), Northern Ireland (2002), Brazil (2005), and Korea (2010).

In 2018, building on the strength of ICYCE and emphasizing the importance of spiritual transformation, over 100 young people from over 20 countries gathered in Costa Rica to launch Metanoia.

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