Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

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Read about the work of Global Ministries, including missionaries, UMCOR, volunteers, partnerships, young adult programs, The Advance, human rights, and peace and justice issues throughout the world.

Recent News and Stories

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Global Ministries to Host World Council of Churches Public Event on ‘Mission from the Margins’ in January
4 Jan 2017
This public event will feature reflection and discussion on “mission from the margins” in anticipation of the World Council of Churches’...
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Global Mission Fellows: From Everywhere to Everywhere
4 Jan 2017
Whether participating in a program to raise awareness of social issues, networking with others around the world, volunteering in a clinic, or dedicati ...
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Global Mission Fellows: Young People in Ministry With
30 Dec 2016
An opportunity for young people to engage, connect and grow...
Health Ministry Certificate
29 Dec 2016
Wesley Theological Seminary's Heal the sick program presents an online health minister certificate
Our Damascus Road: From Persecution to Religious Freedom
28 Dec 2016
The road to Damascus was pivotal in Paul’s life. David Wildman asks, “Where are the Damascus roads for us today?”
The Challenging Message of Christmas
21 Dec 2016
Jesus’ model as Prince of Peace is the one for Christians to follow today, even in a world built on violence, might and the right of the stronger.
United Methodist Leaders Respond to Christmas Market Attack in Berlin
20 Dec 2016
I urge the global United Methodist mission family to remember this Christmas those affected by this tragedy and the people of Berlin
Nicaraguan/US United Methodist Missionaries with Standing Rock Lakota Tribe
20 Dec 2016
We learned from indigenous sisters and brothers of many tribes about our history and culture; about living in true community where people share just a ...
The Africa Evangelism Summit
19 Dec 2016
The Africa Evangelism Summit, held in Maputo, Mozambique, December 4–6, 2016, brought together African leaders.
Receiving New Family and Friends
19 Dec 2016
Global Mission Fellow Hezekiah Samwini experiences Christmas in new ways while working far away from his home in Ghana.
Seeking Hope in Times of Despair
16 Dec 2016
The psalmist must have been overwhelmed and searching for hope in the midst of despair. He cried for hope and anticipated finding it in the presence o ...
A Christmas Message from the President of the General Board of Global Ministries
14 Dec 2016
As we engage with more people in more places, and in more ways, we become the church God calls us to be-- understanding “church” not as a place we att ...


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