Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Become a Missionary, Volunteer, or Partner: Learn How to Get Involved with Global Ministries

Are you looking for ways to share your skills, find a deeper purpose, explore new interests, or be more involved in your community?

  • Volunteers– Discover the Global Mission program that’s right for you. Serve the poor, build churches, assist in community health programs, advocate for social justice, build leadership skills, or coordinate with a disaster team. Learn more about service opportunities for older adults, young adults, and health care professionals.
  • Missionary Service – Want to learn how to become a missionary? Global Ministries will work with you in a discernment process. Representing the world's growing diversity, the missionaries of Global Ministries serve in a range of capacities and places, and at varying length of service, to fulfill the mission's transformative goals.
  • Partnerships – Churches establish dynamic Covenant Relationships with individual missionaries, providing them with financial, spiritual, and emotional support. The In Mission Together program facilitates partnership covenants between churches, encouraging mutual benefit and growth. 
  • Young People – Are you a young person who wants to become more involved in your church or community? Join Generation Transformation. Explore a variety of opportunities to connect in mission, from serving the cause of social justice to learning how to be a leader. Read more about Global Mission Fellows and Individual Volunteers.
  • Applications – Access and download handbooks, applications, and forms for several volunteer and missionary programs.


Learn how to become a missionary or volunteer.