Real faith. Real world.
The vision of World Methodist Evangelism is to see the Methodist Movement alive, vibrant, growing and yearning to spread the good news of Christ Jesus throughout the whole world through word, deed and sign!
As we work toward that vision, we maintain four foundational commitments:
Our evangelism ministries must be informed and shaped by the specific needs and cultural milieu of those to whom we are offering the Gospel. We are called to clearly identify the unique motivations, aspirations, fears, loves, and hopes of persons in our specific area of the world and to creatively shape our outreach to meet those needs without compromising the uniqueness of the Gospel.
Our evangelism ministries must be holistic. We must carefully respond the total needs of persons—physical, emotional, economic, social, political and spiritual—by offering the Gospel of Jesus Christ through ministries of word, deed, and sign.
Our evangelistic outreach must be based on our awareness of the power of God’s prevenient grace. At all times in all places, God is already at work in the lives of every person that we encounter and our awareness of that grace must shape the ways in which we offer the Gospel of Christ Jesus.
Our outreach must always be infused by the Holy Spirit. Alone, we are powerless, but empowered by the Holy Spirit, our outreach becomes a dynamic expression of the saving grace of God as expressed in Jesus Christ. Our prayers are for a worldwide Pentecost so “That the World May Know Jesus Christ!”
World Methodist Evangelism Institute
The World Methodist Evangelism Institute (WMEI) is a joint ministry of World Methodist Evangelism and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Since its founding in 1982, the WMEI has sponsored 59 major seminars in more than 121 countries around the world. More than 6,000 lay persons, seminary students, and clergy have been trained or participated in one or more of the worship experiences led by the WMEI faculty and staff.
Working alongside regional leaders, the WMEI seeks to develop clergy and lay leaders in the worldwide Methodist/Wesleyan movements who will fulfill this vision by:
- • Training and resourcing leaders in evangelism
- • Connecting and mobilizing leaders in evangelism
- • Providing cross-cultural experiences in world evangelism
In addition to sponsoring international and regional seminars, the WMEI is committed to providing training opportunities within local churches, districts and conferences. Helping individuals and churches become more missional for Christ is central to the heart and witness of the Institute.