Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Board of Directors

The membership of the General Board of Global Ministries is composed of up to 37 directors during the 2013-2016 quadrennium.

Directors of the Board are charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Review, develop, and evaluate policies set by The Book of Discipline, the Board's bylaws, and the charter;
  • Approve and commission missionaries;
  • Develop program objectives and goals for the Board;
  • Provide for the administration of the work;
  • Fundraise for the Board;
  • Interpret the work of the Board;
  • Adopt a budget and monitor finances.

Board of Directors Meetings News

Acknowledging Loss in the Midst of Creating Life
Director Nathan Stanton shares a Palm Sunday reflection from the Global Ministries spring meeting.
General Secretary’s Report: God’s Mission and Human Rights
With a focus on human rights in mission, Thomas Kemper’s semiannual report to directors highlighted one of Global Ministries’ mission goals, to “seek ...
Global Ministries’ directors “look at the long view with the confidence of God’s victory.” connectNmission highlights moments from the mission board’s semi-annual gathering.
Directors Continue to Journey in Mission Leadership
Global Ministries’ directors “look at the long view with the confidence of God’s victory.” connectNmission highlights moments from the mission board’s ...
New Mission Mural Depicts Spirit of Methodism
Artwork by Lisa Katzenstein shows the global extent of Methodist theology.
United Methodist Mission Chief Executive Encourages New Questions and Conversations for Such a Time as This
Thomas Kemper shared “Thoughts on a Global United Methodist Church that We Have Never Dared to Become.”
United Methodist Leader Shares a Covenant of Hope in Mission
Thomas Kemper, general secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries, delivered his annual report to directors.
Making an impact on the mission field
Global Ministries directors asked to share their witness, word, wealth, wisdom.

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