Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

  • A Congregation-Based Approach to Ministry with the Roma - The Rev. Daniel G. Topalski, superintendent of the UMC in Bulgaria, shares the value of congregation-based ministry with the Roma people, and maintaining a Christian presence.
  • A Roma Pastor for a Roma Church - Pastor Lászlo Erdei-Nagy shares how God called him into ministry to serve Alsózsolca Roma church, the oldest United Methodist Roma congregation in Europe.
  • Another Look, From the Inside - Bishop Patrick Streiff, serving the denomination’s Episcopal Area of Central and Southern Europe, sheds light on the origins of Roma culture and ministry with the Roma people.
  • Challenges for the Roma in Hungary - Agnés Hanulané Kurdi, a member of the United Methodist Church in Budapest, highlights the plight of the Roma people in Hungary, as well as their unique family strength.
  • Embracing the Roma Identity - Christie R. House, editor of New World Outlook, examines Roma culture and identity in an interview with Cristiana Grigore, a Bard College scholar.
  • Present and Future Hope for Roma Children - Thomas Rodemeyer, coordinator for Roma Ministries in the Central and Southern Europe Episcopal area, considers the future of Roma children.
  • Roma Mission in The United Methodist Church in Hungary - Kristóf Sztupkai, mission coordinator for the UMC in Hungary, shares priorities of the Roma Mission as it meets the needs of the Roma people living in Hungary.