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The Philippines Central Conference of The United Methodist Church (or Kumperensya Sentral ng Pilipinas ng Nagkaisang Iglesya Metodista in Filipino) is a collections of Annual Conferences of The United Methodist Church located in the islands of the  Philippines are organized into central conference, much like Jurisdictional Conferences in the United States. The Philippines Central Conference is considered as member church in World Methodist Council, independent from The United Methodist Church in the United States just like all UMC's in each countries around the world). It is also member church of the Christian Conference of Asia and National Council of Churches in the Philippines as "The United Methodist Church in the Philippines", representing the denomination as its Philippine counterpart.

The Philippines Central Conference is further subdivided into twenty-two (22) regions, called Annual Conference, under the authorities of three Episcopal Areas. These Annual conference is subdivided into "Districts," which provide further administrative functions for the operation of local churches in cooperation with each other, under the supervision of the District Superintendent. This structure is vital to Methodism, and is referred to as "connectionalism".

The Philippines Central Conference has an official membership of about 600,000, but it serves a much larger community of close to 1 million. From six annual conferences in 1968, The United Methodist Church in the Philippines has grown to 19 annual conferences located in three episcopal areas[1]. And now, with 22 Annual conferences.

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List of Episcopal Areas

The Philippines Episcopal Area

The Philippines Central Conference has three Episcopal Areas.

Baguio Episcopal Area [1]
Bishop Rodolfo Alfonso Juan

Davao Episcopal Area
Bishop Leo A. Soriano

Manila Episcopal Area [2]
Bishop Lito Cabacungan Tangonan

List of Annual Conferences

Baguio Episcopal Area

  1. Central Luzon Philippines Annual Conference
  2. North Central Philippines Annual Conference
  3. Northeast Philippines Annual Conference
  4. Northern Philippines Annual Conference
  5. Northwest Philippines Annual Conference
  6. Pangasinan Philippines Annual Conference
  7. Tarlac Philippines Annual Conference
  8. Northeast Luzon Philippines Annual Conference

Davao Episcopal Area

  1. East Mindanao Philippines Annual Conference
  2. Mindanao Philippines Annual Conference
  3. Northwest Mindanao Philippines Annual Conference
  4. Palawan Philippines Annual Conference
  5. Visayas Philippines Annual Conference

Manila Episcopal Area

  1. Bicol Philippines Provisional Annual Conference
  2. Bulacan Philippines Annual Conference[3]
  3. Middle Philippines Annual Conference
  4. Philippines Annual Conference
  5. Philippines Annual Conference East
  6. Pampanga Philippines Annual Conference
  7. West Middle Philippines Annual Conference
  8. Southwest Philippines Annual Conference
  9. Cavite Philippines Annual Conference
  10. Quezon City Philippines Annual Conference East
  11. Southern Tagalog Philippines Provisional Annual Conference East

Ministry Fellowships

  • United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) in Church level, generally known as the United Methodist Youth Fellowship in the Philippines (UMYFP) in National level.[4]
  • United Methodist Young Adult Fellowship (UMYAF). In National level, United Methodist Young Adult Fellowship in the Philippines (UMYAFP)[5]
  • United Methodist Men (UMM)
  • United Methodist Women's Society of Christian Service (UMWSCS)
  • United Methodist Elderly Fellowship
  • United Methodist Church Workers’ Fellowship
  • United Methodist Clergy Spouses’ Association
  • United Methodist Preachers’ Kids Association

See also

References

  1. ^ [http://www.interpretermagazine.org/interior.asp?ptid=43&mid=12704 Mission + message = Filipino United Methodists]

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