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Mission is: Reconciliation. Explore how the work of missionaries, church growth and education facilitate connection within relationships, communities and even nature.

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Burundi UMC celebrates milestones in reconciliation process

Two years into its formal reconciliation process, the Burundi UMC celebrates two major milestones: formal training for pastors and a reconstructed hospital preparing to provide health care in Kayero, an area that had no hospital.

Reconciling relationships with nature

Rev. Tyler Sit, a Global Ministries EarthKeeper, shares the importance of connecting with the Earth and how leading a program that provides nature-based therapy in support of people of color is impacting his community.

World Communion Scholar puts the “social” in social science

Cleber Lizardo de Assis uses his advanced degrees in psychology to serve marginalized groups in his community.


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Connection is at the core of our work. Global Ministries connects The United Methodist Church, its people and congregations to partner with others engaged in God’s global work, which takes place in a variety of settings, countries and cultures.


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News and Statements

“Does anybody outside this region care?” asks storm survivor; UMCOR answers the call

In Louisiana, communities hit by both Hurricanes Laura and Delta face a long recovery but are humbled by the outpouring of support from United Methodists across the country.

Application opens for Global Mission Fellows, US-2 track

The application for the 2021-23 cohort of young adults serving in social justice ministries in the United States opened Monday, Oct 12.

Five questions for Roland Fernandes

Roland Fernandes takes time to answer five questions about his new role as general secretary of Global Ministries and UMCOR, his thoughts about the mission of God and what it means to be a leader in c ...

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Global Ministries partners with agencies and individuals to alleviate human suffering; seek justice, freedom and peace; strengthen congregations and communities; and make disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Celebrating 200 years in mission and ministry

At its core, Methodism is a missional movement. Two-hundred years ago, the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church (a forerunner of The United Methodist Church) began when a most unlikely missionary was compelled to serve. Today, the denomination celebrates the thousands of missionaries who have stepped out in faith and uncertainty to share the Gospel and the many United Methodists who faithfully support them.

Upcoming Events

Monthly webinar series: Mission beyond COVID-19

Take part in conversations that examine aspects of mission theology in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration required. Facilitated by Dr. David Scott, mission theologian at Global Ministries.


Each Thursday, virtually connect with missionaries all over the world who are #stillinmission during these challenging times. Hear the impact of their work and engage in conversation.

2020 Mission Volunteer Trainings

Apply now for the December 1-3 virtual orientation.

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