Related Regional Organizations and Other Bodies

  • Asian Methodist Council

The AMC creates a common platform for churches of the Methodist family in Asia.  The Council has met three times: 2002 (South Korea), 2008 (Malaysia), 2011 (Hong Kong).   Its priorities are: 1)  seeking greater cooperation in missions, 2) looking for better ways to help Asian migrant workers and 3) paying more attention to youth.

Founded in 1969, the Council of Evangelical Methodist Churches in Latin American and Caribbean is a regional coordinating body for the many of the Methodist Churches in the region.  The purpose of CIEMAL is to foster cooperation and facilitate the sharing of resources among its member churches.  The organization also sponsors a regional missionary program for Methodist Youth and Young Adults.  The headquarters are in São Paolo, Brazil.

Founded in 1966, the European Methodist Council exists:  1) to enable member churches to consult together on matters of common concern;  2) to develop a stronger Methodist witness in Europe;  3) to enable member churches to share resources with one another, as need may arise;  4) to enable member churches to be more adequately represented in ecumenical and secular bodies; 5) to enable member churches to share with other ecumenical partners in Christian mission in Europe;  6) to co-ordinate existing co-operative Methodist work in Europe;  and 7) to offer advice to member churches.  The EMC meets annually.

  • Global Wesleyan Alliance

Organized in 2011, the Global Wesleyan Alliance (GWA), a unique partnership intended to amplify the prophetic voice of Wesleyan-Arminian, Holiness ministries and increase their effectiveness in spreading scriptural holiness throughout the world.  The convening churches are:  Church of the Nazarene, The Wesleyan Church, Free Methodist Church USA, Church of God (Anderson), Churches of Christ in Christian Union, The Evangelical Church, Evangelical Methodist Church, Congregational Methodist Church, Church of Christ Holiness (USA), and the Pilgrim Holiness Church.  The first formal meeting of the alliance will be in November 2012.

Founded in 1986,  this body serves as a space for dialogue between the United Methodist and African Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal Zion, Christian Methodist Episcopal, Union American Methodist Episcopal and First African Union Methodist Protestant Churches towards mutual cooperation and understanding given past historic grievances.  Such cooperation includes evangelism, missions, publications, social concerns, and higher education.