NEW YORK (UMNS) — A live Tuesday, April 12 webcast will highlight United Methodist evangelism and new church development in more than a dozen countries around the world. The broadcast will originate from the spring meeting of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries in Stamford, Connecticut.
The event – which can be viewed from 5:45 to 6:45 a.m. Pacific Time at gbgm-umc.org/live – will open with a short video clip, followed by a fast-paced "talk-show" format of onsite interviews; live electronic links to sites in Cameroon, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia and Honduras; and special music. The focus will be on new congregational development in mission initiatives spread across Africa, Asia, Central America, and Eastern Europe/Eurasia.
"Global Ministries is aggressively engaged in developing 400 new congregations outside the United States in a four-year period beginning at the start of 2009, and we are well over halfway there," said Thomas Kemper, the mission board's chief executive. "We want to share this good news with the United Methodist people and with the world at large. We want to share the voices and images of the church as it grows in grace, size, and community service in many cultures."