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:
Make disciples of Jesus Christ;
Strengthen, develop, and renew Christian congregations and communities;
Alleviate human suffering;
Seek justice, freedom, and peace.
Connecting the Church in Mission
A major responsibility of Global Ministries is to connect the various parts of the Church as United Methodists engage in global mission. It builds on its heritage, adapting its approach and structure to remain engaged in and relevant to the opportunities
God brings as people of faith move into the future. The objective of any mission organizational pattern is to provide a framework and mechanisms through which the church responds to and proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ. The aim of Global Ministries is to be a biblically rooted, historically informed, and organizationally flexible means of spreading the good news.
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.
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!