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About the 21st World Methodist Conference (past)

The World Methodist Conference is a global gathering of the Methodist-Wesleyan family held every five years in a different part of the world. The Conference is organized by the World Methodist Council. In 2016, for the first time in over 4 decades, the 21st World Methodist Conference was held in the continental United States, in Houston, Texas.

Location: The 21st World Methodist Conference will be held in Houston, Texas, USA

Theme: “ONE.” Organized around four sub themes – One God, One Faith, One People, One Mission –

Purpose: The program will invite participants into a conversation about the distinction between unity and uniformity in the Wesleyan tradition. Participants will leave Houston knowing what has united the Wesleyan people historically and what God is calling us toward in the future. The conference will begin with an evening celebration of the triune God and conclude with another evening celebration three days later that sends us out into the world as a diverse Christian body united.

Local Hosts: Together, the Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, serve as hosts to this global gathering in Houston.