Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

About Global Ministries


Purpose, Vision, and Goals

The General Board of Global Ministries is the global mission agency of The United Methodist Church, its annual conferences, missionary conferences, and local congregations.

Purpose: Connecting the Church in mission

Vision: The General Board of Global Ministries equips and transforms people and places for God's mission around the world.

Four Mission Goals:

  1. Make disciples of Jesus Christ;

  2. Strengthen, develop, and renew Christian congregations and communities;

  3. Alleviate human suffering;

  4. Seek justice, freedom, and peace.

Connecting the Church in Mission

An Overview of the Work of the General Board of Global Ministries

A major responsibility of Global Ministries is to connect the various parts of the Church as United Methodists engage in global mission.As a biblically rooted and historically informed organization, Global Ministries facilitates engagement in God's mission.

As part of Global Ministries, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe.

Get an overview of the work of Global Ministries and its different programs with this downloadable booklet.


Selected Resources

Theology of Mission

The Mission Theology statement guides Global Ministries’ participation in the Missio Dei. The statement frames Global Ministries’ role within the denominational mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The transforming power belongs to God, and Global Ministries is in mission to witness to what God has done and is doing, and to learn from what God is doing in every land where disciples gather in the name of Jesus Christ. Read the Theology of Mission.

We asked our guests at Global Ministries to define mission. Read Mission Minute to find out what they said.

Learn more about Global Ministries

Learn about career opportunities, the United Methodist Church, and the latest news. Download or view the brochure, Connect to Global Mission, for an overview of the activities and programs of Global Ministries.

To learn in person, come meet us by scheduling a Mission Seminar at our headquarters in New York, or organize a Mission Celebration and we will come to meet you!

Policies

general secretary
Board of Directors report of the board
careers

general conference

Related News

29 New Missionaries Commissioned at General Conference
A new missionary class was commissioned at the denomination’s top legislative gathering in Portland, Oregon.
The ordination of Bishop Francis Asbury by Bishop Thomas Coke at the Christmas Conference establishing the Methodist Episcopal Church of the United States at Baltimore, Maryland, in the winter of 1784
Francis Asbury as Missionary
Marking the 200th anniversary of Francis Asbury’s death, the father of American Methodism.
Ed White, Angelita (Bong) Dalisay, and Gloria (Paola) Ferro, three Global Mission Fellows returning from service,  visit the Global Minsitries booth during the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore.
Global Mission Fellows Program Changes Lives
Participants in the young adult missionary experience say it helped them empathize with global issues and define their own Christian identity.
Imagine No Malaria Celebration Rocks the House
At General Conference, Abundant Health: our Promise to Children is introduced as the next step in the denomination’s ‘faith-driven global health movement.’
Florence Kaying and John Nday, a married couple from the North Katanga Conference in Democratic Republic of Congo, spoke to visitors at the Global Ministries booth during 2016 General Conference about their call to mission service. They will be commissioned May 19 in the new class of missionaries and will begin their service at Cambine, Mozambique.
A Call to Mission Service: John Nday and Florence Kaying
The married couple will serve as missionaries in Mozambique after their commissioning at 2016 General Conference.