The Pan-Methodist Commission shall work to define, determine, plan, and in cooperation with established agencies of the several denominations, execute activities to foster meaningful cooperation among the four Methodist denominations in the collaborations. Such cooperation shall include, but not be limited to, evangelism, missions, publications, social concerns, and higher education."
The Commission on Union was established in 1996 General Conferences of the Pan-Methodist Denominations for the purpose of
- Continuing the work of the Study Commission established in 1994
- Preparing a Plan of Union in order that the wounds resulting from our past divisions may be healed and that together we may have a more effective witness in the global community as well as be good stewards of our God-given resources
- Submitting the Plan of Union to the General Conferences of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and in The United Methodist Church in the year 2000, and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in the year 2002.
The Commission on Pan-Methodist Cooperation and Union
The 2000 General Conference approved the merger of the Commission on Pan-Methodist Cooperation and the Commission on Union with the responsibility to carry on the work of the two previous separate commissions.
As members of the family of Methodism, we are called to move toward union by redefining and strengthening our relationships in Jesus Christ.