Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Board of Directors

The membership of the General Board of Global Ministries is composed of up to 37 directors during the 2016-2020 quadrennium.

Directors of the Board are charged with the following responsibilities:


  • Review, develop, and evaluate policies set by The Book of Discipline, the Board's bylaws, and the charter;
  • Approve and commission missionaries;
  • Develop program objectives and goals for the Board;
  • Provide for the administration of the work;
  • Fundraise for the Board;
  • Interpret the work of the Board;
  • Adopt a budget and monitor finances.

Board of Directors Meetings News

Thomas Kemper Address to Global Ministries Directors
General Secretary Shares A Covenant of Hope in Mission with United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries.
Global Ministries and UMW
A commitment to deepening their collaboration in God's mission
Project Hope
Texas Church Hosts Global Ministries Directors
New York, New York, April 2, 2012—Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas, rolled out the welcome mat for directors of the General Board of Glo ...
Bishop Warner Brown
Mission Directors Help at Dallas Area Mission Sites
Plano, Texas, March 26, 2012—The gospel of Jesus Christ must become real in local places, according to the head of the United Methodist General Board ...
Feature Mission Board celebrates
Mission Board Celebrates, Reflects, and Prepares at Last Meeting of Quadrennium
Plano, Texas, March 26, 2012--Weaving together song and prayer, reflections of challenges and successes, and closing up loose ends while preparing to ...
Students from 44 Countries Receive Global Ministries Study Grants
Plano, Texas, March 22, 2012—Two hundred and six students from 44 countries will receive leadership study grants totaling slightly more than a million ...
Mission Map
Engaging in the Church's Global Mission
According to Global Ministries' general secretary, Thomas Kemper, the church must maintain and respect a creative tension between universal and local ...