Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Recommended reading: Ghanaian Methodists in Germany

As this blog has noted before, migration is reshaping the face of United Methodism around the world, blurring polity arrangements, and leading to new partnerships. Another example of this trend in recent Methodist news is a story from The United Methodist Church in Germany. The story recounts the last ten years' of ministry in Germany by Rev. Jane Odoom, a Ghanaian Methodist pastor who has been serving a Ghanaian congregation in Germany. The Methodist Church in Ghana is an independent Methodist denomination coming out of British Methodist Church, but the UMC in Germany has worked with the Ghanaians to provide support for their congregations there. The article, written in German, describes the challenges and successes of Rev. Odoom's ministry among Ghanaian migrants in Germany.

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