Dear Methodists in the Nordic and Baltic countries, We are pleased to invite you to attend the Called2Change SoCD taking place in Tallinn, September 19TH – 22ND 2019.


Missional Church Development in the 21ST Century. We have invited a dozen of speakers from Great Britain, Ireland and the Nordic and Baltic countries to lead us in plenaries, tracks and worship services.


The program starts on Thursday at 19:30 with an opening worship where Bishop Alsted will preach and Pastor Maria Thaarup will lead. As a special guest, we have invited the Irish drama group Play it by Ear to share the gospel in a different way. The SoCD will end on Sunday after lunch at around 13:00. More info at and facebook Called2change 2019.


  • Bishop Alsted, UMC Nordic & Baltic,
  • Rev. Barry Sloan, Irish Methodist Church Ireland, now serving as Director of Evangelism for the Germany Central Conference
  • Rev. Martyn Atkins, Central Hall Methodist Church, London.


You will find online registration forms at Facebook or at 


Conference fee includes participation and meals except for breakfast. Please remember to sign up for the meals you want, so that our hosting team can plan the cooking.

Ages 25 and below (students up to 30)
Nordic                   € 90 (after August 1ST €130)
Baltic                     € 29 (after August 1ST € 40)

Ages over 25 (students over 30)
Nordic                   € 190 (after August 1ST € 230)
Baltic                    € 39 (after August 1ST € 50)

Payment will be arranged through your annual conference.


  1. Rethink Church – Martin Atkins.
  2. New Places for New People – Barry Sloan.
  3. Ministry with Migrants – Mark Lewis, Mai-Brit Tvilling, Ingull Grefslie.
  4. YMCA – Youth Ministry Can Arise – Maria Thaarup, Daniel Steinvig, Andreas Fjodorov.
  5. Ministry with Children – Carolyn Edwards, Anne Thompson
  6. Creative Communication – Drama Group Play it by Ear.
  7. Change from inside out – Sarah Tiainen, Jori Brander, team from Finland.
  8. Rethink Music – Band from UMC Norway.

Please choose your tracks when you register. You will be able to participate in two tracks; one on Friday and one on Saturday.
On Saturday morning we offer 3 different sessions addressing the theme of breaking growth barriers in small, midsize and large churches. Please also choose one of the sessions when you register.

Breaking Growth Barriers:

  1. Growing from a small to a mid-size church
    – Pastor Thomas Risager.
  2. Growing from a mid-size to a large church
    – Pastor Jørgen Thaarup
  3. Growing from a large church to an x-large church
    – Jon Løvland


Baltic Mission Centre – UMC Tallinn, Narva Mnt51, 10152 Tallinn. All meals except for breakfast will be served at the conference venue.


You are responsible for booking your own accommodation. You can see a hotel list on the next page or find more at, or book an apartment through Airbnb.