The vision of the New Mexico Annual Conference (NMAC) is to create relevant, passionate, life-changing churches.
Our mission is to engage, equip and empower every local church in its mission to develop dynamic disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
NMAC extends from Odessa in the east to just past Chinle, Arizona in the west; Raton, NM in the north to El Paso in the south. Our Conference consists of approximately 140 churches in three Districts: Albuquerque, Clovis and El Paso. Geographically, we are a large conference, but in terms of the number of churches and people, we are “family-sized”.
Our Conference weaves the various cultures represented – Native American, Hispanic, Korean, Anglo and more - into our lives together. Moreover, our geography has created a very diverse mission field: oil field communities, military communities, college towns, border cities, retirement communities, tourist destinations and more. This diversity calls our congregations to be relevant in the many ways we do ministry.
Our clergy and laity work side-by-side in leadership. NMAC is blessed with one of the most robust Certified Lay Ministry programs in the United Methodist Connection. Our laity are pastoring churches and working in critical ministries all over the Conference with a strong support from our clergy.
We are guided by our faith to provide life-changing ministries that serve the people and communities in our Conference, whether it is serving refugees and immigrants coming over the border in El Paso and Las Cruces or helping families who have lost everything in a raging fire.
As a United Methodist people, we share a deep love of Jesus Christ and a desire to worship and serve God. We are guided by the Word of God and the Wesleyan understanding of “grace”.