Affiliates and Programs

The following organizations are affiliated with the World Methodist Council due to their activities in advocating an aspect of the Council’s mission.  Representatives of these organizations periodically report on their activities to the Council and are entitled to a non-voting representative on the Steering Committee.

Methodist Ecumenical Office in Rome

The Office exists to offer a resource in the city of Rome for the global Methodist family and to help facilitate Methodist relationships with the wider ecumenical community. The director is Revd. Dr Tim Macquiban, from the Methodist Church in Britain who is appointed to work with OPCEMI (The Evangelical Methodist Churches of Italy) at the English-speaking Methodist Church of Ponte Sant`Angelo.

The Methodist Ecumenical Office in Rome is a joint effort of the British Methodist Church and the World Methodist Council .

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Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem

The Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem was launched in 2012. The office is a presence in Palestine and Israel which coordinates advocacy initiatives and provides travel options and volunteer opportunities for and by the global Methodist community through one shared office. The Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem is a joint effort of The General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, the British Methodist Church and the World Methodist Council .

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International Association of Methodist Schools, College and Universities

IAMSCU was established at the 16th World Methodist Conference in Singapore in 1991. The vision of IAMSCU is to develop a dynamic, worldwide network of member institutions, resulting in effective inter-institutional cooperation and collaboration to prepare a new generation of Christian leaders.

Oxford Institute for Methodist Theological Studies

The mission of the Oxford Institute is to foster and support disciplined theological study among professional scholars and scholarly ministers and laypersons within the Methodist and Wesleyan traditions around the globe, with a goal of undergirding and enriching the ministry of these traditions in their global settings.   The Institute regularly convenes a Conference every five years.

Wesley Works Editorial Project

Begun in 1970, this project is hosted by Duke University and seeks to compile and edit the full papers and other works of John and Charles Wesley.

WesleyMen (The World Fellowship of Methodist and Uniting Church Men)

Formed at the 2006 World Methodist Conference in Seoul, South Korea, this group seeks to bring together men in the Wesleyan tradition for Christian fellowship and witness through active works.  The current project of the WFMUCM is FastPrayGive.

World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women

Founded in 1929,  this group is a fellowship of such officially recognized groups of Methodist, United and Uniting Church Women organized in Units from the respective participating nations to affirm its purpose “To Know Christ and To Make Him Known”.

The World Methodist Historical Society

This Organization seeks to identify and coordinate the activities of the historical agencies of all the denominations which have their roots in the Methodist movement of the 18th century, including those United or Uniting churches in which Methodist denominations have been incorporated.  The WMHS issues a periodical bulletin and host regular meetings in regional sections.

The Epworth Rectory

This is the home in which the rector of Epworth, Samuel Wesley, and his wife Susanna brought up their sons John and Charles Wesley (the founders of Methodism) in their childhood years.   It was purchased by the Methodist Church in Great Britain with the assistance of the World Methodist Council in 1954 and is jointly administered by both entities.