Work in Venezuela began on different fronts with the involvement of local UM congregations, ecumenical partners and organization. Global Ministries started getting involved in the 1990s through its support of the Christian Methodist Community of Venezuela. This new Church works mostly in Maracaibo, the Coastal area and Andean region. Working among the most disenfranchised and in high risk communities, this Methodist Church Persons in Mission supports pastorates as well as leadership formation work. Global Ministries priorities include institutional and congregational development and ministry with the poor.