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

The Church: Constantly Reformed for Mission
General Secretary Thomas Kemper outlines Global Ministries' mission theology and form for the immediate future during the agency's board of directors ...
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Videos: Global Ministries First Board Meeting of the Quadrennium in Atlanta, Georgia
Watch videos of Global Ministries first Board Meeting of the Quadrennium and the official dedication of its new space in Atlanta, Georgia
Danny Umba, one of the scholarship recipients, plays with children in the Philippines, where he served as a Global Mission Fellow (class 2013–2015) with Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute in Mindanao.
Mission Agency Approves Grants for Global Scholarships
A total of 140 scholars worldwide, including 108 continuing grantees, will receive leadership development stipends from Global Ministries for the 2016 ...
Mission Directors Act and Hear Reports on Wide Range of Issues
A highlight of reports to the directors of Global Ministries during its board meeting earlier this month.
Global Ministries’ board of directors approved 261 grants to assist mission-related personnel of denominational units and colleague churches outside of the U.S.
Mission grants foster more mission around the world
Global Ministries’ board of directors approved 261 grants to assist mission-related personnel of denominational units and colleague churches outside o ...
Global Ministries’ board member the Rev. Tove Odland of the Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference.
A Child Shall Lead Them
The journeys of refugees and migrants around the world were on the hearts of the directors of Global Ministries.
Central African Republic was designated as a Mission Initiative by the board of directors of Global Ministries, during their annual meeting last week.
Central African Republic is New United Methodist Mission Focus
Central African Republic was designated as a Mission Initiative by the board of directors of Global Ministries, during their annual meeting last week.