To identify and coordinate the activities of the historical agencies of all the denominations which have their roots in the Methodist movement of the 18th century, including those United or Uniting churches in which Methodist denominations have been incorporated.
To promote the organization of historical agencies in Methodist or Methodist-related denominations.
To assemble in regional conferences representatives of Methodist and Methodist-related bodies who are interested in Methodist history.
To disseminate information about the activities of Methodist historical agencies, especially through the Historical Bulletin.
To encourage and assist in the preservation of books, documents, artifacts, buildings, and sites connected with Methodist history.