We believe that our world, filled as it is with sin, brokenness and enmity, needs the salvation, wholeness, and healing available in Jesus Christ. We believe the world needs to see in the here and now, what God’s salvation looks like; needs to see in the here and now, what the Lordship of Jesus Christ will look like in the future; needs to see in the here and now, an embodiment of God’s intention for all creation.
We believe that as followers of Jesus Christ we are to live in ways that enable the world to see what God’s salvation looks like – through our words, through our deeds, and through signs of the presence of the Holy Spirit.
A Manifesto is a public declaration of intentions, a statement of belief to ground and guide the work of an organization. Because evangelism is often emotionally, historically, and theologically charged, we offer our manifesto to provide clarity about why we do all that we do at World Methodist Evangelism.
Our Theological Compass
Our theological compass points to the values of evangelism necessary in an interconnected world. It guides us in our commitment to the wholeness of the Christian message, integrity in evangelistic practices, and reconciliation in relationships.
The Imperatives of WME
In the context of a global contemporary culture, we recognize that “the people called Methodists” are a movement of missionary people called by a missionary God. As we join in God’s mission to the whole of creation, we are bound together by certain commitments that we call “imperatives.”
The Christian life is a communal life – we are all in this together. The life of faith is to be lived out and shared with a deep awareness of the interconnected nature of all creation. WME works through multi-generational leadership on six continents. We share a common vision, a common set of values, and an unwavering commitment to being channels of God’s Holy Spirit in the world. Together we balance justice and mercy, humility and boldness, listening and leadership.
World Methodist Evangelism is a connection point for Christians within the global Methodist Wesleyan family who are dedicated to becoming channels of transformation through the power of God’s Holy Spirit. Begun in 1971, WME works under the umbrella of the World Methodist Council to bring together the over 84 million Christians in over 132 countries within the wide range of Methodist Wesleyan traditions.