March 29, 2017

WMEI Founders’ Dinner


Make plans to attend the Founders’ Dinner hosted by the World Methodist Evangelism Institute on May 1, 2017 at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.

Please join for an evening together with friends from the Methodist / Wesleyan family for an evening of fellowship, and fine dining as we celebrate the global impact of

35 years of the ministry of the

World Methodist Evangelism Institute


Rev. Dr. Winston O. R. Worrell’s

25 of years of service as he retires from WMEI.

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

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Rev. Dr. L. Wesley de Souza to Lead WMEI Jan Love appoints Rev. Dr. L. Wesley de Souza as the new Director of the World Methodist Evangelism Institute effective July 1, 2017.   Read Dean Loves complete announcement.

Rev. Dr. Winston Worrell to Retire

winston.worrellRev. Dr. Winston O. R. Worrell, Director, World Methodist Evangelism Institute is set to retire on June 20, 2016 from the institute following an extraordinary 25 years of service.  Please see message from Dean Jan Love, Candler School of Theology at Emory University and Dr. Worrell.

ReThinking Practial Faith-Sharing – North Augusta

Registration now open!

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North Augusta, South Carolina.

February 11, 2017, 9:30 AM – 3:30PM

  • Needing confidence in sharing your faith-story?  Come and gain confidence!
  • Difficulty starting new relationships?  Come to learn and exercise additional skills!
  • Afraid to use your spiritual gifts in the world?  Gain self-assurance that God can use your gifts!

Click for more information and to Register.

a ReThinking Seminar Series training event

Message from the Director

RevWinstonWorrell200Welcome to the World Methodist Evangelism Institute (WMEI), where for nearly 35 years we have been Training, Connecting and Providing opportunities for worldwide Methodist and Wesleyan clergy and lay leaders in evangelism ministries.  Grounded in the Christian faith and shaped by the Wesleyan tradition, WMEI is a ministry of World Evangelism of the World Methodist Council and Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Raised up by God in 1982, WMEI’s core mission has always been the Training of Christian leaders in evangelism.  We organize evangelism training seminars around the world which provide an arena for learning, sharing, reflecting, and studying the theory and practice of evangelism in an environment of mutual respect.  Lives have been transformed, ministries have grown, dynamic leadership have been raised up, congregations, and millions touched for the Kingdom of God.

A second area of our core mission is Connecting world leaders.  We bring together Methodist and Wesleyan leaders from around world to share and discuss new, culturally-applicable methodologies of evangelism.  Additionally, clergy and lay leaders meet world Bishops, professors and practical theologians in a relational setting.  The  result of these seminars is that the leaders are formed and grown in important ways by key figures in the Methodist/Wesleyan movement.

The third area of our core mission is Providing cross-cultural experiences in world evangelization.  Clergy and lay leaders attend our seminars to discuss the theory and practice of evangelization in various contexts and cultures worldwide.  Ministers have the option to attend seminars for continuing education credit while seminary students can receive 3 hours of academic credit per seminar in these extraordinary learning settings.

What a privilege it is to impact the Methodist/Wesleyan movement and beyond in a very real and serious way for the Kingdom of God.  Hear and view the stories on our website, Facebook page, follow us on twitter @wmeiseminar, by inviting one of our staff to preach or teach in your conference/district, or in person at one of our regional seminars.

Please pray for our ministry and its staff.


Winston Worrell
Director, World Methodist Evangelism Institute

Kenya Bible Project

Faith-SharingEnglishKiswahiliKimeruOn August 6, 2015, Faith-Sharing New Testaments and Wrap Around text were presented, dedicated and distributed during the Kenya Evangelism Seminar at Kenya Methodist University in Meru, Kenya.  Thank you for the generous support that provided 1000 Kimeru, 1000 Kishawihli Faith-Sharing wrap around text and over 320 Faith-Sharing New Testaments in English for distribution through the Methodist Wesleyan family in Kenya! Click here for more information and pictures