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Head Office

Metodistkirken i Danmark
Address: Stokhusgade 2, DK-1317 København K, Denmark
Phone +45 33 12 96 06
E-mail: landsledelse(at)metodistkirken.dk
Web site: www.metodistkirken.dk


District Superintendents:

Jørgen Thaarup, Stokhusgade 2, 3., DK-1317 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Phone: +45 24 23 10 98
E-mail: joergen.thaarup(at)metodiskirken.dk

Thomas Risager, Alexandragade 8, 5000 Odense C, Denmark
Phone + 45 29 78 60 88
E-mail: thomas.risager(at)metodistkirken.dk

 

Present areas of focus
•    Exploring call and equipping new leaders - both laity and future clergy
•    Developing new faith communities and revitalization of congregations.
•    Ministry with poor and marginalized people.
•    Increased awareness on public health.
•    Developing and maintaining a healthy spiritual life.
 

Latest developments 
•    God is calling a new generation of young people to ordained ministry
•    Youth work at national level is thriving 
•    Diaconal work is developing 
•    New focus on online ministry
•    New worship development - often driven by musicians and lay people
•    Education of many new lay preachers

Statistics 
•    Confessing members: 1210
•    Baptized members: 898
•    Pastors and deacons: 25
 

Christian Willerup was the first Methodist superintendent who was sent to Scandinavia in 1856, and in 1858 he moved to Copenhagen. The first congregation was established in 1859 and in 1865, the church was officially recognized as a church by the state, and shortly after, the first church, the Jerusalem church, was inaugurated.

It took some more years to receive the official status as an independent annual conference in 1911. Due to a heavy crisis during the 1920’ies the number of members dropped dramatically, but has remained relatively stable for the last decades. 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT US

mapThe Nordic and Baltic episcopal area covers 7 countries Denmark,Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. We speak 9 official languages and use English as a common language.

Bishop Christian Alsted gives oversight to pastors, deacons, local churches, schools, hospitals, seminaries and diaconal institutions in the area.

Bishop emblemUnited Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. We value the intellect and modern science, at the same time we see the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. Methodists recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions and to wrestle with difficult issues, and we do so with grace and compassion.

Methodists emphasize personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. We value well-informed and passionate preaching, worship that is lively, and small groups where people can grow in faith.

World News

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The United Methodist Southeastern Jurisdiction approved the union of two annual conferences, and the Western Jurisdiction looked at the role of bishops.
With unreliable transportation and fickle weather, a Zimbabwean pastor sometimes walks as many as 30 miles on Sundays to conduct worship and minister to members.
Partnership that began with Volunteers in Mission team from Pennsylvania enriches lives in northeastern Zimbabwe.
Aides to bishop report fellow United Methodists to police for allegedly disturbing the peace, with four of them ultimately landing in jail on spying charges. West Africa College of Bishops plans to send delegation to Nigeria to meet with opposing parties.

Rigensgade 21 A, DK - 1316
Copenhagen K - Denmark

E-mail: office(at)umc-ne.org

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