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

A major responsibility of Global Ministries is to connect the various parts of the Church as United Methodists engage in global mission. 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.

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!

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