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Sweden

swedenLike in the rest of Scandinavia, Swedish Methodism began in the late 19th century, and in 1868, the Swedish Methodist church was established. In the early 20th century, Sweden hosted one of the largest Methodist conferences in Europe.

In 2012, the Annual Conference in Sweden left the connection and merged with the Baptist Church of Sweden and the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden, and created a new denomination, The Uniting Church in Sweden (Equmeniakyrkan). Former United Methodist district superintendent Lasse Svensson was elected as the first church leader of the denomination. The Uniting Church in Sweden and the United Methodist Church signed an agreement of full communion in 2015 both on a global and on a central conference level. This agreement was ratified by the 2016 General Conference.

 

Supervising elder: Nils-Gustav Sahlin, ng.sahlin(at)gmail.com

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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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