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

United Methodist Leader Calls for Confident and Bold Mission
Stamford, Connecticut, April 12, 2011--A call for United Methodist confidence and boldness in mission was issued on April 12 in the semi-annual report ...
Bishop Reminds United Methodists that Mission Belongs to God
Stamford, Connecticut, April 11, 2011--In the week leading up to Holy Week, directors of the General Board of Global Ministries were challenged to sha ...
Mission Webcast Covers the Globe, Highlights New Church Development
Stamford, Connecticut, April 13, 2011--Through the marvel of technology, missionaries and other new church developers from a half-dozen countries told ...
United Methodist Mission Agency Moves Toward Major Governance and Structure Changes
Stamford, CT, April 12, 2011—The United Methodist Church's worldwide mission agency took historical steps on April 12 toward becoming more flexible, e ...