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Welcome to the Oklahoma Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC)
The heart of our ministry is continuing Jesus Christ's example of outreaching love. We witness to the world by living lovingly and justly as servants of Christ; spreading the good news; and teaching, healing and caring for God's children.
The United Methodist church is a part of the church universal. All persons-regardless of race, color, national origin, and status or economic condition-are welcome to attend United Methodist services, to receive Holy Communion and to be baptized and admitted into membership.
Four Areas of Focus of the UMC
The Four Areas of Focus express the vision and yearnings of the people of The United Methodist Church. The church will seek to focus the work of making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world around these areas of ministry:
- Combating the diseases of poverty by improving health globally. (see ministry/service)
- Engaging in ministry with the poor. (see ministry/service)
- Creating new places for new people and renewal of existing local churches. (see church growth)
- Developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world. (see leadership)
About the Oklahoma Annual Conference
The Annual Conference* is the local churches in Oklahoma's primary link in the greater church's connectional structure. The Annual Conference meets annually. Representing the basic body of the church, annual conference delegates vote on all constitutional amendments, or election of clergy and lay delegates to General and Jurisdictional conferences, and on the ordination of clergy and other matters not delegated to the General Conference. The conference determines our programs, along with the budgets to support them. The Oklahoma Annual Conference is divided into 12 Districts. Click on the District link for more information on each district.
*(An annual conference is composed of all clergy members and an equal number of lay members selected from the local churches.)
To learn more about the United Methodist Church visit the website www.umc.org
Also, check out this free resource from United Methodist Communications.
“The United Methodist Handbook| Let's Go Fishing: Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World” is a 61-page, colorful publication filled with comprehensive information about The United Methodist Church.