International Training Seminars
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.
For more than three decades, World Methodist Evangelism (WME) has worked with partners around the world to train indigenous, front-line evangelism leaders. Our international seminars provide laity and clergy in the Wesleyan Methodist family the opportunity to explore the nature and practice of evangelism in a cross-cultural environment. We believe 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.
WME works 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. These gatherings can be regional or international in scope and provide an arena for the World Methodist family to meet together for sharing, learning and preparing for evangelism.
In addition to indigenous participation, WME also extends the opportunity for participation to pastors, laity, and seminarians outside the geographic region in which the seminar is being held. Through this participation, pastors and laity are provided occasions to earn continuing education credits while experiencing evangelism in other cultural contexts.
While each seminar is unique in its influence and theme, common features include teaching on the theology and practice of evangelism, regional sharing, small group processing, and indigenous worship services.
UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS
South America (July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021) — virtual
The Seminario Virtual de Evangelizacion aims to bring together the pan-Methodist / Wesleyan family from the South American Cone for constructive and creative thoughts on evangelistic practices and sharing Christian testimony. We seek to strengthen the Wesleyan family as a movement focused and guided by God’s mission to “reconcile the world with itself.” By learning together and sharing the experience of others, we strive for a church that proclaims the Gospel and makes disciples who testify and mark the kingdom of God in this context of many challenges.
This WEBINAR is a joint initiative of WME, hosted by the World Methodist Institute for Evangelization.
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VIRTUAL SEMINAR OF WORLD METHODISM
New Zealand (*Postponed)
Embrace: Showing and Sharing the Love of Jesus is a faith-sharing resource that explores six values that comprise the essence of authentic faith sharing: Humility, Clarity, Prayer, Integrity, Worship, and Urgency. In partnership with our New Zealand partners, the Embrace Conference will empower attendees to share their faith with with boldness, confidence and grace!
*This seminar is currently postponed due to International restrictions due to the pandemic.
Romania (October 25-29, 2021)
In Romania the issues of pluralistic cultures, migration, the growth of digital technology, and the Pandemic are paramount. This seminar, Unity in Mission, will be an in-person event, October 25-29 in Sibiu, Romania. Participants from Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Poland, Macedonia, and Albania are expected to attend.
We are working with Order of the FLAME member Rev. Cristian Istrate to resource the mission evangelists in the communities of Eastern Europe. Watch his invitational video.
Spain (September 8-12, 2022)
Registration and more Info to come.