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Bishop Urges Church to Embrace God's Unlimited Imagination
Just weeks before General Conference, directors of the General Board of Global Ministries were challenged to "leave the upper room" and embrace God's call to create missional congregations.
Toward Greater Interaction with Church in Cuba
January 20, 2011, New York, NY--The General Board of Global Ministries welcomes the announcement that the United States intends to make possible an increase in certain religious travel to Cuba and to ...
International Aid Specialist Urges Church to Keep Focused on Ministry with the Poor
New York, NY, January 25, 2011--An international aid specialist urged United Methodists not to slack off or give in to the "sin of despair" in the church's essential, ongoing work to conquer poverty.
For Immediate Release: Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters Meeting
On behalf of Bishop Patrick Streiff and the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters members, please see the press release on the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters meeting held ...
A Witness for Christ in Japan: Methodist Mission in Historical Perspective
New York, NY, March 17, 2011--United Methodist response to the March 11 earthquake in Japan puts the spotlight on a rich mission history that began 135 years ago.
Reconciling Ministries Lenten Devotional 2011
I come from a large, highly connectional Pennsylvania Dutch family. I can't remember a vacation that didn't include five more people than the room could hold. My understanding of immediate family exte ...
Women's Division and Global Ministries Move Toward a New Relationship
Stamford, CT, April 11, 2011--The chief executive of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries has no doubts that his agency and United Methodist Women will remain "missionally connected ...
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, effective, and cost efficient in response to contem ...
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