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

Historic Meeting for Global Mission
A summary of Global Ministries’ semiannual board meeting.
United Methodist Agency to Reshape Its Global Mission and Ministries
The United Methodist Church’s global mission agency will create a network of offices around the world linked and accountable to headquarters in Atlant ...
Thomas Kemper Reflects on Bishop Martin McLee
Bishop McLee spoke at a 2012 missionary commissioning service. Watch his inspirational speech.
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.

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