World Methodist Evangelism works with partners around the world to provide laity and clergy the opportunity to explore the nature and practice of evangelism in a cross-cultural environment.
For more than three decades, World Methodist Evangelism (WME) has worked with partners around the world to train indigenous, front-line evangelism leaders. Our international seminars provide laity and clergy in the Wesleyan Methodist family the opportunity to explore the nature and practice of evangelism in a cross-cultural environment. We believe these transformative experiences are critical to building bridges across both geography and tradition, and to promoting preaching, teaching, and witnessing grounded uncompromisingly in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
WME works in cooperation with church leadership and educational institutions in the area where the seminar is to be held in order to provide robust training for all, lay leadership as well as clergy. Seminars are generally held in the local languages and focus on educating, resourcing, connecting, and mobilizing indigenous persons to do evangelism and missions in their local contexts. These gatherings can be regional or international in scope and provide an arena for the World Methodist family to meet together for sharing, learning and preparing for evangelism.
In addition to indigenous participation, WME also extends the opportunity for participation to pastors, laity, and seminarians outside the geographic region in which the seminar is being held. Through this participation, pastors and laity are provided occasions to earn continuing education credits while experiencing evangelism in other cultural contexts.
While each seminar is unique in its influence and theme, common features include teaching on the theology and practice of evangelism, regional sharing, small group processing, and indigenous worship services.