Lietuvos Jungtiné Metodistu Baznycia
Address: J. Naugardo g. 8, LT-44280 Kaunas, Lithuania
Phone: +370 63688901
Naugardo g. 8, LT-44280 Kaunas, Lithuania
Phone: +370 636 88901
Areas of focus
- Leadership development
- Ministry with young people
- Lay preachers' training
- Camping ministry on local and national level
- Development of diaconal ministries in the local churches
- Unique outreaches in the local churches
- National and international networking
- Baptized members: 122
- Confessing members: 449
- pastors and deacons: 4
- Tendency: developing
The early Methodism in Lithuania was inspired by German methodism, and in 1905 the first Methodist pastor was appointed in Kaunas by the Northwest German Conference. In 1911, the first Methodist church in Kaunas was built.
After World War I, Lithuania gained independence, and the Methodist church developed steadily supported by the Americans.
The Soviet occupation after World War II was a disaster for Methodism in Lithuania. Pastors were persecuted and church buildings confiscated. When Lithuania regained independence in 1991, Methodism in Lithuania was resurrected, and finally the United Methodist church in Lithuania was formally established in 1996. Today, Lithuania is a district conference within the Estonia Annual Conference.