Viet Nam

Buddhism claims some 85% of the population, Protestant Christianity only 2. Two decades ago, as an incoming religion, United Methodism started the long process of becoming fully legalized by the government. Today, on the shoulders of years of effort by countless witnesses, the end of that journey is near. Meanwhile, the United Methodist Church in Vietnam has been far from idle. Already United Methodism has spread to over 12,000 members in roughly 300 congregations. The speed of growth, most of which takes place in rural communities, surpasses the Church’s ability to train pastors. Congregations also look outward, supporting ministries like Orphanages and a Disabled Adult Ministry.