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Estonia

est 2020

Head Office

Eesti Metodisti Kirik
Address: Narva mnt. 51,10120 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: +372 5012483
E-mail: keskus(at)metodistikirik.ee
Web site: www.metodistikirik.ee

 

District Superintendent:

Robert Tserenkov, Narva mnt. 51, EE-10120 Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: +372 5552 8183
E-mail: robert.tserenkov(at)gmail.com

 

Special Characteristics

  • Essential contribution to the daily life in local communities through diaconal work 
  • Strong ecumenical relations 
  • Diaconal work
  • Children and youth ministry: outreach events and camps
  • Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary
  • Camp Gideon: English camps and sports camps 
  • Chaplains' ministry in prisons and the military sector
  • Mission trips to Finno-Ugric nations and mission projects in Ethiopia
     

Areas of Focus

  • Preparation for church plants
  • Renewing and activation childrens' ministry, missionon work and educational ministry
  • Developing media ministry
     

Latest development

  • During the last 2 years, the UMC Estonia has successfully renewed and activated youth ministry and developed the work of publishing the church magazine.
     

Statistics 2019

  • Baptized members: 227
  • Confessing members: 1461
  • Pastors and deacons: 51
  • Tendency: stable
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Methodism in Estonia began in 1907 on the biggest island of Estonia – Saaremaa. The first congregation was founded in 1910, and two years later the first church was built in Kuressaare. Twenty Methodist congregations were founded in Estonia before World War II.

In 1940 Estonia became part of the Soviet Union. During World War II and the Soviet period, the Methodist Church in Estonia suffered great losses; some of the superintendents and pastors were killed as martyrs and some were sent to Siberia. By the grace of God the Methodist Church in Estonia survived the Soviet period. 

In 1991, when Estonia regained its independence, the Methodist church had 17 congregations. 
Today there are 25 congregations with 1688 members in the Estonian Methodist Church. There are 15 Estonian-speaking, 8 Russian-speaking, 1 bilingual (Estonian-Russian) and 1 trilingual (Estonian-Russian-English) congregations.  

 

 

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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.

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