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Structure and Organization

The United Methodist Church has several layers:

  • Circuit, comprised of several local churches joined together. Salem United Methodist Church is in Circuit #14, a cluster of churches in the Kenosha area. Together, we team up to do ministry for the county.

    Bristol United Methodist Church
    Pleasant Prairie United Methodist Church
    Salem United Methodist Church
    Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church
    Wilmot United Methodist Church
    Living Waters

  • District, Groups of churches in geographical area are organized to form a district. Salem UMC is in the Metro South District.
  • Conference. There are 63 conferences in the United States, 59 in Africa, Europe and the Phillipines. Salem UMC is in the Wisconsin Conference.
  • Jurisdictional, In the U.S. Conferences are arranged into 5 Jurisdictions. Salem UMC is in the North Central Jurisdiction.

The United Methodist Church maintains an extensive Web site with more information about all aspects of Methodism:

www.umc.org

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