Networks & Constituencies
Global Ministries facilitates, resources, and supports outreach to meet human needs, with special emphasis on ministries with women, children, youth, families and older adults.
We work in collaboration with many partners in support of specialized ministries, local congregations, and community development.
Community Developers: The Community Developers Program is a network of racial-ethnic congregations and communities throughout the country that demonstrates a commitment to systemic change through:
Community organizing and development;
Youth organizing and social action;
Creating an awareness of national and international causes and effects;
Identifying and addressing local needs, conditions and resources.
See application information on this page.
United Methodist Voluntary Service: Through UMVS, we are in solidarity with volunteer-based groups that challenge unjust political, social and economic systems which drain the energy and resources of the poor.
iRUN: Rural and Urban Networks
Women, Children, and Families: The program areas of Global Ministries work to focus attention-through education, networking, advocacy, and resources-on helping congregations and communities respond to the needs and concerns of women and children, particularly the oppressed and dispossessed; those struggling with poverty, violence, abuse, exploitation, and other challenges.
United Methodist Children's Fund for Christian Mission: In collaboration with General Board of Discipleship. Application.
Human Relations Day Offering
The work of the CDP Network is funded through the receipts of the Human Relations Day Offering, one of six 'Special Sundays' in the United Methodist Church. Observed since 1972, Human Relations Day occurs during Epiphany, which is the season of manifesting God's light to the world. Human Relations Day is annually observed the Sunday before the birth of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a humanitarian who consistently struggled for justice.