Welcome to the Conference

What is the World Methodist Conference?

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 22nd World Methodist Conference will be held in Sweden in 2021.

Dear Friends

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 22nd World Methodist Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. Uniting Church in Sweden with the support from The United Methodist Church in Norway and Denmark is the host for this important conference.

There are so many reasons why you should come to this conference so naming them all would fill up this whole folder. The country of Midsummer and fika (read on, we’ll explain) is just too big and diverse to limit the place to easy symbols. So make sure you get an extra day or two before or after the conference to explore this beautiful country. The ”fika” is fundamental to Swedish culture. As a verb or noun, it loosely means ”coffee break” or ”pause” and if you enjoy sharing coffee and pastries with friends or family, you’ll revel in the many opportunities to ”fika.” A good fika cafe is always close at hand in Sweden. We look forward to give you a taste of the ministry in the vibrant uniting churches in the Gothenburg area and beyond. And as we gather at this 22nd World Methodist Conference, I trust that it will afford us an opportunity to learn more about the work and witness of The World Methodist Council, made up of more than 80 different churches and affiliated bodies comprising of more than 82 million people in 132 countries.

Your partner in mission and ministry,
Lasse Svensson
President, Uniting Church in Sweden

Stories

  • WMC Issues Request for Proposals

    The World Methodist Council invites you to submit a proposal for event management services, as per the below-linked Scope of

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  • World Methodist Peace Award

    The World Methodist Peace Award was established in 1976 at the WMC in Dublin, Ireland. This year, the recipient is

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  • Saturday Plenary

    International Methodist Young Leaders Seminar reported a simple message: Empower youth to bring a new generation in the world and

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  • Closing Worship

    The final service continued the practice of creating powerful worship experiences by blending ritual and music beautifully. Three leaders of

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  • Bible Study Saturday AM

    Rev. Dr. Yani Yoo led this last session of Bible Study on Saturday morning. Dr. Yoo described her excitement of

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  • Saturday Morning Worship

    Rev. Dr. Joanne Cox-Darling led Saturday morning worship. She is a Presbyter in the British Methodist Conference. Her scripture was

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  • Look Beneath the Surface

    In every community, in every town and nation, there’s a secret. It’s not often talked about or acknowledged, but it’s

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  • Workshop: Global Migration

    A thought-provoking discussion on global migration challenged workshop attendees to see immigrants as a blessing and not a burden. The

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  • One People

    Mrs. Zipporah Onah Chiamaka, Nigeria I was most impressed with the organization of the program.  The Spirit of God is felt.

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  • What Does Your Love Look Like?

    Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church started the second full day of the WMC

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