Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Mission and Ministry: Office of Mission


The Oklahoma Conference has been working on formalizing covenant partnerships in ministry and mission with FIVE conferences within our Methodist family: Bolivia, Eastern Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Ukraine.

Bolivia is our oldest and most extensive partnership. In a recent ceremony on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, Bishops Jimmy Nunn and Antonio Huanca renewed our Covenant Partnership for another four years.

Our newest partnership is with the Chilean Methodist Church. Bishop Nunn joined Bishop Jorge Merino in signing our Covenant in Santiago a few days after the Bolivia signing, completing the covenant event that began at our own Annual Conference in 2018.

Colombia is emerging as our next Covenant partner, but we have already established strong relationships with them over the past few years.

The Eastern Mexican Conference is, of course, the home to our shared work in Rio Bravo, Manos Juntas Mexico. This ministry has also long been a part of our shared work, with countless OKVIM teams over the years working to make lasting differences in the lives of folks on the border.

An exciting recent development is a growing partnership with the United Methodist student ministry in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. This partnership will focus on connecting young people from Oklahoma with their peers in Lviv, but other opportunities will also exist.

Each of these partnerships will have a Partnership Coordinator, who will gather a team around her/him to represent the churches and groups wanting to be a part of each Covenant.

The scope of our work in each partnership will be unique to each setting, responding to our partners’ requests for engagement. Watch our website for details of how you and your church can be involved!

Share about the Office of Mission with your church or discipleship group. Download the featured video and other free resources at www.okumc.org/MissionAndMinistry.


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