The South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church covers eight states, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. There are twelve Annual Conferences in this Jurisdiction, supervised by ten Episcopal leaders.
The Jurisdiction owns three institutions, Southern Methodist University, including Perkins School of Theology, Lydia Patterson Institute, a school for mainly Hispanic children, located in El Paso, TX, and Mt. Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center in Fayetteville, AR. Another United Methodist seminary in the Jurisdiction is Saint Paul School of Theology.
The Jurisdictional Conference meets every four years and between those sessions is governed by a Mission Council consisting of a representative from each Annual Conference. The day to day administration of the Mission Council is performed by an Executive Director, elected by the Council.
Hurricane Matthew was a Category 4 storm that caused significant loss of life and property along Haiti's Tiburon Peninsula. We pray for the lives that were lost and the families that mourn them. The communities most significantly impacted were rural and it is...read more
UMCOR’s Disaster Response Plan for Haiti As the humanitarian assistance agency of Global Ministries and the United Methodist Church, UMCOR is responding to the Hurricane Matthew disaster in Haiti on several levels. UMCOR has now, and has had from since the 2010...read more