About Us

Vision of the Arkansas Conference

  • Congregations and surrounding communities transformed by the Holy Spirit to demonstrate love of God and neighbor, holy living, and justice.
    The Mission of the Arkansas Conference
  • To make disciples of Jesus Christ equipped to transform the world with excellence and passion.

Our Trajectory

Creating vital congregations that make disciples of Jesus Christ, who make disciples equipped to transform lives, communities and the world.


Core Measures

  1. We will be enriched by our Wesleyan heritage of Scriptural holiness so that we are connected by our mission of making disciples instead of being connected by our apportionments,appointments and benefits.
  2. We will establish the mission field as the primary focus of our attention and resources instead of directing the majority of our attention and resources to mere maintenance of congregations and clergy.
  3. We will equip laity and clergy to transform individuals, communities and the world instead of trying to satisfy personal preferences of current members and ensure congregational preservation.
  4. We will address the unique context of each mission field instead of depending on standardized programs and structures. 

Four Areas of Focus

Our four areas of focus, not just for the Arkansas Conference, but for all United Methodists are:

  1. Developing principled Christian leaders;
  2. Creating new places for new people by starting congregations and renewing existing ones;
  3. Engaging in ministry with the poor;
  4. Stamping out killer diseases by improving health globally.

See also: The Bishop’s Mission Plan