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United Methodist Women Structure

United Methodist Women depends on laywomen who use their God-given gifts to engage in God’s mission in the world. United Methodist Women is committed to developing strong leaders through education and training that equip women with leadership skills.

We offer women opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of mission, grow spiritually and have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women, children and youth.

As a member of United Methodist Women, you have the opportunity to serve at the local, district, conference, jurisdiction and national levels. Learn more about that leadership in this handbook.

While any woman can join United Methodist Women as a member, United Methodist Women elected leaders must be laywomen who are willing to commit their talents, time, energy and effort to serve God’s mission. Presidents at all levels of the organization must be members of a United Methodist church.

Our work is inspired by our PURPOSE and turning faith, hope and love into action. Making this statement a living reality is our goal. Commitment to God’s calling, sensitivity to others, openness to new ideas and a heart for mission are all needed to foster the values that are at the core of the PURPOSE.

Roles and Responsibilities

Local Organization

United Methodist Women groups often relate to a local church and are organized according to the group’s need and size.

District Organization

The district organization supports local women and organizations as they participate in the work of the Church and as they assume positions of responsibility and leadership.

Conference Organization

The conference leadership team provides opportunities to local and district organizations  for learning and ministry that connect our current priority issues: domestic violence, human trafficking, environmental concerns and immigration.

Jurisdiction and National Organization

The Jurisdictional organization implements the election process for the United Methodist Women’s national board of directors and is program advisory group.


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