MET at the 2018 Methodist Conference
Methodist Evangelicals Together (MET) held their Conference reception with a buffet lunch on Monday 2 July. The Revd David Hull opened the gathering with a reading from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and prayers.
MET member, the Revd Rob Cotton launched his new book ‘Hope in the Main Street’ which demonstrates how our churches can engage with the surrounding community, building relationships that enable social action, presenting the teachings of the Bible in ways that contemporary audiences can relate to and showing Christianity to be genuinely good news.
The meeting then celebrated the ministry of the Revd Paul Wilson, MET Development Worker, as he moves on to become Superintendent of the Liverpool (South) Circuit in September. Deacon Marlene Skuce reported on Paul’s recent visit to St Andrew’s Basingstoke with accounts of renewal and healing.
Paul responded with thanks to all MET partners who have supported his appointment in prayer and financial giving. He also thanked the District Chairs, Superintendents and local churches who have invited him for a range of teaching, preaching and prayer gatherings plus synods and retreats. Paul noted he had been in invited to appointments in all the mainland Districts since 2012. He offered the challenge that MET must continue to be a renewal movement which is Bible-based and prayer-focussed, thanking God for the many who had been renewed in the faith and mission. The Revd David Hull spoke on behalf of MET thanking Paul for his work and support and made special mention of Karen. The Revd Loraine Mellor, Ex-President of Conference, spoke of the value of Paul’s ministry around the Connexion and led the gathering in prayers for Paul. The reception concluded with prayers for the work of Conference.
MET hosted the lunchtime prayer gatherings. Due to pressure of time and lengthy queues for lunch, numbers were small, but the prayer time was appreciated. During Conference, MET had organised 24-7 prayer by churches and individuals across the Connexion to pray for the work of Conference.
on Monday 2 July, 1.00 - 2.00pm in Nightingale Large JCR, with a hot lunch provided.
The bookstall in the exhibition centre became a place of fellowship. Nathan and Lawrence freely gave their time on Saturday and Sunday.
For information about the Conference in 2018 please visit the Conference Digest.