New book celebrates and offers reflections on 200 years of Methodist global missions

February 15, 2021

Two years ago, Global Ministries began the celebration of the 200th anniversary of organized mission in what is now The United Methodist Church.

Now a new book, Methodist Mission at 200: Serving Faithfully Amid the Tensions, edited by former general secretary Thomas Kemper and director of mission theology Dr. David W. Scott, commemorates this bicentennial and invites reflection on mission past and consideration of present and mission future.

The book tells the story of the church’s global efforts, beginning with John Stewart’s ministry among the Wyandotte Nation in America, and what Methodists have learned about God’s mission along the way.

Current General Secretary of Global Ministries and UMCOR Roland Fernandes says, “I join the editors in hoping that readers will ‘find this book both interesting and spiritually edifying . . . as together the church seeks to faithfully answer God’s call, encouraged by the stories of those who have come before us, conscious of the tensions that surround us and dependent upon the relationships that connect us.’”

The book is available in paperback or as an e-book for the cost of $19.99. Click here to order.

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