MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. (Adopted by General Conference 2008)
The United Methodist Church was formed in 1968 through the unification of the Evangelical United Brethren and Methodist denominations April 23 through May 6, 1968.
The present Kansas East United Methodist Conference was formed in 1968 by the merger of the Kansas Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Kansas Conference of the Methodist Church. The conferences were combined through the unification of the Evangelical United Brethren and Methodist denominations in April 1968.
Headquartered in Topeka, today's Kansas East United Methodist Conference is comprised of 325 churches, 460 clergy members and more than 74,962 lay members. It stretches over the eastern third of the state between Highway 77 and the Kansas-Missouri border.
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‘Four Areas of Focus’ video
An exciting vision of United Methodist ministry and mission for the 21st century is unfolding.
“Four Areas of Focus,” a nine-minute video, features:
1. Developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world
2. Creating new places for new people and renewing existing congregations
3. Engaging in ministry with the poor
4. Stamping out the killer diseases of poverty by improving health globally
Affirmed by the 2008 General Conference, the Four Areas of Focus offer a clear path for United Methodists to fulfill their mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
View the video online at www.umc.org/site/apps/nlnet/content3.aspx?c=lwL4KnN1LtH&b=4485119&ct=5878381.
2010 State of the Church Report
The 2010 State of the Church report is available online and through the July/August issue of Interpreter magazine published by United Methodist Communications. Read the 2010 State of the Church Report.