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Worldwide Nature of the Church: Video Introduction

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The joint Connectional Table and Council of Bishops Collaboration Group on the Worldwide Nature of The United Methodist Church has undertaken the effort from the previous Worldwide Nature Study Committee's work last quadrennium. This video is an orientation to the historic information and documentation regarding the progress that has been made over the past 40+ years.  On the website, you will find a survey that is intended to gather information from General Conference delegations as the Connectional Table and the Council of Bishops prepares to draft legislation addressing the concerns raised by the Worldwide Nature Study Committee last quadrennium.

World map on parchment. Illustration by Cindy Caldwell, United Methodist Communications.

Conversation: Worldwide Nature of the Church

The Connectional Table and the General Conference Commission hosted a conversation about the theology of a global church that seeks to do mission in the different locations. Read More

A choir of dancing clergywomen celebrate 30 years of women's ordination in the United Methodist Church in Mozambique Dec. 13 at the Cambine Mission. More than 700 people gathered to honor retired clergywomen Lea Jatamo and Amina Isaias, who were ordained in 1979. A UMNS photo by M. Garlinda Burton

Executive Summary

Summary and discussion questions on The United Methodist Church: A Connection for a Worldwide Mission. Read More

Delegates to the 2008 United Methodist General Conference meet in Fort Worth, Texas. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin. Photo #GC0175. April 25, 2008.; A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin

General Conference Reports

Supplemental material from General Conference reports in 2000, 2008 and 2012 that relate to The UMC’s worldwide nature. Read More

Powerpoint Presentation

Download this presentation on the history and comparison of Central Conferences and Jurisdictions. Download