Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Nationals in Mission

A Nationals in Mission grant is given in support of someone serving in a missional position in their own country or region.

A Nationals in Mission grant is given in support of someone serving in a missional capacity in their own country or region.

Global Ministries recognizes the high priority of our partner churches and agencies to develop and support national leadership and acknowledges the need for particular attention to pioneer special ministries, which these groups are not able to support alone.

Global Ministries’ very basic commitments are to the development of churches and other Christian and non-Christian communities indigenous to the many nations and cultures of the world, and to support local and national leadership in them. Most of the programs, in one way or another, support individuals who are in mission within their home context.

We continue to affirm the primary role of indigenous ministries, mission, and leadership, and seek to cooperate with them. Episcopal and ecumenical leaders in partner nations identify innovative needs and essential tasks in their area and apply for support to supplement the expense of hiring qualified nationals to fulfill the need. The program functions differently in each region to meet differing and/or unique local needs.

The Nationals in Mission grants emphasize support of persons in emerging, innovative ministries and, in some circumstances, Nationals in Mission grants can be used to support church administrative and other positions. A higher priority will be given to ministries other than those related to administration.

Nationals in Mission (NiM) positions

Download this list of current Nationals in Mission (NiM) positions (pdf)

Contact Information:


Jenny Bokanga

Vanessa Barreto

Asia and Pacific

Herbie Gore

Europe and Eurasia

Mary Mwambay

Latin America and the Caribbean

Adam Hodge