The World Methodist Council will meet prior to and following the historic 21st World Methodist Conference in Houston, Texas this year. To conclude the 2011-16 quinquennium (the 5 year cycle on which the Council operates) and launch the 2016-21 quinquennium, the current World Methodist Council (2011-16) will meet before the Conference from 30-31 August and the new Council (2016-21) will convene following the Conference from 4-5 September. This slight change in format is an effort to bring the Council and Conference attendees together in order to foster a rich time of fellowship and ministry, and to help the Conference inform the work of the Council for the next five years.
The historic 21st World Methodist Conference is a time of celebration! It is not a legislative gathering, and as such is open to anyone with a Methodist, Wesleyan, Nazarene, Uniting or United Church faith background to attend. For the first time in over four decades, the Conference will be in the United States of America, the country where the World Methodist Council is headquartered.
The World Methodist Council is the body of representatives from various member churches in the Methodist, Wesleyan, Nazarene, United and Uniting faith traditions that meets to encourage unity in witness, facilitate mission in the world, and foster ecumenical and inter-religious activities.
Council Member delegates who have not yet received information on how to register for the Council Meeting and Conference should contact the World Methodist Council office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the World Methodist Conference can be found at www.worldmethodistconference.org.