Church Growth

Evangelism
Members of the choir welcome visitors to the newly constructed United Methodist church in Gouabo, Côte d'Ivoire.

Growing the church in West Africa

United Methodists in Côte d’Ivoire have committed to planting new churches in areas with few Christians. That commitment is one of the reasons the African church is growing.
Mission and Ministry
Babangida Ibrahim laminates a document at the Northern Nigeria Conference’s computer training center in Gombe, Nigeria. The center has a new solar energy system that is helping the conference and its students save money. Photo by Daniel Garba.

Solar power a game changer for Nigeria computer center

Northern Nigeria Conference decreases tuition fees and increases profits with the installation of solar energy project.
Evangelism
Church leaders take part in evangelism training at McBride United Methodist Church in Jalingo, Nigeria. Photo by the Rev. Ande Emmanuel, UMNS.

Church in Nigeria sees membership boom

As the country’s population approaches 200 million, church leaders focus on evangelism; envision 18 percent annual growth in next 12 years.
Immigration
The Rev. Anna Shammas shares the story of how an invitation to worship led to the formation of the Arabic-Speaking United Methodist Church in Aarau, Switzerland. Photo by Annette Spence, UMNS.

Arabic-speaking Swiss church provides home for migrants

An Arabic-speaking United Methodist church in Switzerland is providing a home for migrants and even some Muslims in Switzerland.

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