Know the Issues: Resources
Learn more about complex social issues such as hunger, international affairs, and substance abuse through these Global Ministries programs.
B1: Youth Fasting Event
Participate in a nationwide 24-hour fasting program for youth and young adults during the season of Lent to raise funds for Advance projects that address issues of hunger and poverty. Learn more.
International Seminar Programs
United Methodist Seminars on National and International Affairs is a cooperative program that provides custom-designed interactive educational seminars throughout the year in New York City and Washington D.C. for groups interested in studying complex social issues from a perspective of faith. The program is the perfect learning tool for youth groups and individuals seeking to expand their knowledge of international affairs and how they relate to the church.Mission Seminars
Join the thousand visitors a year who journey to the offices of Global Ministries in New York City to meet our staff and learn about our initiatives and goals through a Mission Seminar which can be tailored to your group's interests. Bring your group and participate in this free program! Learn more.
Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence (SPSARV)
SPSARV develops youth and young adult UMC leadership by providing ministries of prevention, treatment and advocacy through response to alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and its related violence. The mission is to teach United Methodist young people how to transfer the skills they learn as leaders in their schools, families, social groups and jobs and use them for leadership in their churches and communities. Read more.