Zanesville United Methodist church is a member of the North Indiana Conference, a part of The United Methodist Church (www.umc.org) with more than 11 million members in 119 annual and central Conferences worldwide.
Our Mission: Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
People and Places
The United Methodist Church and its predecessor denominations trace their history in Indiana back to 1801 when Methodist circuit-riding preachers entered the Indiana Territory crossing the Ohio River in the southern part of the state. (For history of the church in Indiana, log on to www.depauw.edu/library/archives/find/guides/umc_history.)
Bishop Michael J. Coyner is our current episcopal leader of the Indiana Area. The Indiana Conference is part of the North Central Jurisdiction, which encompasses Annual Conferences in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.
The Indiana Conference is comprised of 1,200 congregations ranging in size from 20 to 8,000 members in 10 districts across the state of Indiana. There are about 1,000 pastoral appointments to those churches, ministering to more than 200,000 adult members and 40,000 children and youth.
The main purpose of the Indiana Conference is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by equipping congregations for ministry and providing a connection for ministry beyond the congregations, all for the Glory of God.