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Learn how Methodists from all continents have engaged in mission to start new churches; work for justice; alleviate suffering; build peace; heal the sick; empower women; train leaders; and witness to the kingdom of God.

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What has God done historically through Methodists in mission in your area? How is God moving in mission among Methodists in your area today? Ensure your voice is included by sharing your stories of Methodists in mission!

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Celebrate Methodism’s mission heritage and look to the future of Methodist mission at the bicentennial conference, “Answering the Call: Hearing God’s Voice in Methodist Mission Past, Present, and Future.

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[/cmsmasters_text][/cmsmasters_column][/cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_row data_top_style=”default” data_bot_style=”default” data_color=”default” data_padding_top=”0″ data_padding_bottom=”175″ data_id=”welcome” data_width=”boxed”][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/4″ data_animation_delay=”5″ data_animation=”fadeInUp”][cmsmasters_image align=”none” animation_delay=”0″]2016|https://methodistmission200.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/welcome_cross.png|full[/cmsmasters_image][/cmsmasters_column][cmsmasters_column data_width=”3/4″ data_animation_delay=”5″ data_animation=”fadeInUp”][cmsmasters_heading type=”h3″ font_size=”20″ font_weight=”normal” font_style=”normal” text_align=”left” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″ animation_delay=”0″]Methodist Mission Bicentennial[/cmsmasters_heading][cmsmasters_text animation_delay=”0″]

Over the next two years, a series of celebrations will commemorate Methodism’s bicentennial of mission, recognizing in 2019 the 200th anniversary of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as well as, even sooner, honoring in 2018 the 200th anniversary of the Wesleyan Methodist Mission Society. It is exciting that the year 2019 will also recognize the 150th anniversary of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society, forerunner to today’s United Methodist Women.

The bicentennial will be a celebratory time not only for honoring mission in the life of the church, but also for drawing the church further into God’s mission. Read more…

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This history includes active participation in mission by women and men from Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America.  Led by lay persons, teachers, church leaders, and clergy, mission has grown to include evangelizing; starting new churches; alleviating suffering; building peace; empowering women; working for justice; training leaders in society; conducting medical missions; starting new schools, hospitals, clinics, and printing presses; and witnessing to the kingdom of God!

The bicentennial will be a time to reflect collectively with one another on the calling of Methodist mission for the sake of moving forward together in mission. What have we learned from our past in mission? How is God moving in mission among Methodists today? Where is God calling Methodists to go in mission in the future?

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