A New Vision of Partnership
Become one of hundreds of United Methodist churches and churchgoers that have developed strong partnerships with churches and missionaries around the world. These relationships focus on mutual respect, service, support, and prayer for the partner. Learn how you or your church can develop a partnership that is both transformative and inspirational.
In Mission Together
Global Ministries is working in collaboration with church leaders across the world to plant new churches. These Mission Initiatives are unique in many ways, but mostly because they are places where The United Methodist Church is new to the population. You can partner with a church in a Mission Initiative country through the In Mission Together program. Conferences, districts, and local churches can support and learn from these vibrant congregations through a partnership covenant.
Whereas a traditional approach to mission is often needs-based, short-term relief, the new vision of partnership embraces asset-based, long-term development. Participants in the mutual mission relationship commit to one another through a 50/50 Partnership Covenant, an agreement to participate equally and proportionally in a ministry or project. Beyond the context of an international mission relationship, the covenant offers a framework that can benefit partners in a variety of situations, both locally and globally.
Partner with a Missionary
Over 300 Global Ministries missionaries serving in over 60
countries are available for support through a Covenant
Relationship. Individuals and churches can partner with a missionary
and provide financial, spiritual, and emotional support.