The United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT) is a ministry of The United Methodist Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships. It is offered in various forms around the world, but in this form, UMEIT USA, it is offered annually in conjunction with the NWCU. Its purpose is to gather together Methodists who are interested in ecumenical and interreligious ministry, to provide them with networking opportunities, and to train them in current trends and practical applications. It continually welcomes new participants in its fellowship, worship, study and conversation.
The National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) has been gathering annually for over 50 years in a different city around the United States. Its purpose is to bring together all those involved in the ministry of Christian unity with the intention of equipping them with ongoing formation, seminars and networking. It is planned and organized every year by an ecumenical group of representatives from several different denominations.