Estonia

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

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.