Future Methodist-Wesleyan leaders promise a bright future for the church according to the numbers and responses of recent World Methodist museum visitors. More than 1,000 young people have visited the Museum in the last month, participating in the special program offered for Confirmation Classes. The states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia have been represented.
“A good knowledge base, enthusiasm and energy have been evident in these young people,” explains Museum director Jackie Bolden. “It gives us belief in a strong and continuing group of Methodists and the diversity of the participants gives us hope for a more peaceful and just world,” she adds.
While the Museum is open all year, it has seen a dramatic increase in attendance since mid-March. In addition to the groups of young people, women’s groups, study groups, adult leisure groups, locals and others are participating in Museum programming and displays.