How It Works – The Methodist Church

or “Why are there so many meetings?”

Methodist Conference

Methodist Conference

Connexion

Historically, the connected Methodist Church throughout the world has been referred to as ‘Connexion’ – a term dating from Wesley’s time. It celebrates and acknowledges the connectedness of all members of the body of Christ, who together make up the worldwide Christian church.

Connexion meets formally as ‘Conference’ every year for a week in the summer. This is also the time when Ministers’ Ordinations take place, as Presbyters and Deacons are ‘received into Full Connexion’. It is here that reports are presented from all the subcommittees that have been meeting during the year, and it is here that all scheduled debates and discussions take place, always in the context of worship.

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A Call to Ministry

My Ordination at Coventry Methodist Central Hall on 29th June 2014 marks a major milestone in my journey of faith as I have sought to discern and respond to God’s call on my life. It is, however, by no means the end of the journey – indeed some would suggest that it is actually the beginning – but as with most journeys the real beginning and end points are actually difficult to pinpoint.

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