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Lithuania

UMC Lithuania

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. 
 

Areas of focus

  • Leadership development
  • Discipleship
  • Ministry with young people


Latest development

  • 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


Statistics 2019

  • Baptized members: 122
  • Confessing members: 449
  • pastors and deacons: 4
  • Tendency: developing
     

Head Office

Lietuvos Jungtiné Metodistu Baznycia
Address: J. Naugardo g. 8, LT-44280 Kaunas, Lithuania
Phone:  +370 63688901
E-mail:  jmb.rastine(at)gmail.com
Web: https://www.lmetodistai.lt

District Superintendent:

Remigijus Matulaitis
Naugardo g. 8, LT-44280 Kaunas, Lithuania
Phone: +370 636 88901
E-mail: remailo(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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