In Mission Together Eurasia Partnership
The In Mission Together Eurasia Committee of the Baltimore-Washington Conference was created In November 2008, when leaders of the BWC and the Eurasia Area signed a covenant for “mutual learning, support and mission development.” The covenant links the 600 BWC churches with the 17 churches of the Black Soil District, which lies 350 miles south of Moscow, spans 400 miles and represents “the heartland of Russian Methodism.” The Black Soil District is one of two large districts in the Southern Russia Conference. The district is the size of Texas and includes major cities like Voronezh, with 1.2 million residents, and Volgagrad, formerly Stalingrad. The BWC also has a ministry relationship with the United Methodist Moscow Seminary.
When Russia invaded the Ukraine in February 2022, the IMTEC began building on relationships with United Methodists in Ukraine and the Czech Republic to provide assistance to those affected by the war, especially refugees.