Bicentennial Conference

The bicentennial will include a world conference of mission leaders and scholars. Sponsored by Global Ministries, in collaboration with Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the conference will be called “Answering the Call: Hearing God’s Voice in Methodist Mission Past, Present, and Future.” The conference will celebrate Methodism’s mission heritage and look to the future of Methodist mission.

It will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, at the Emory University Conference Center Hotel, April 8-10, 2019. The dates for the conference were chosen to coincide closely with the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Missionary Society on April 5, 1819, formed to support the work of John Stewart, a free African-American, among the Wyandotte Native American people of Ohio.

A call for papers is available here. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2018, and selected papers will be announced after that. Information about conference costs, registration, hotel accommodations, and program will be posted here as it becomes available. If you have questions about the conference in the meantime, please contact Dr. David Scott at dscott@umcmission.org.