Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Mission Minute

As part of a series, we are asking guests at Global Ministries offices in NYC to share their definition of mission. We ask each guest two questions:  “What is mission?” and “Why is mission necessary?”

The visitors come from throughout the global connection. So far, we’ve spoken with young adult missionaries, retired and active bishops, global missionaries, church executives, a mission finance officer, and a child of two missionaries. While their answers vary, they commonly refer to the idea of mission as a “calling” to be in service with others.

Laura Wise, a mission intern serving as a mission communicator with Global Ministries, has conducted most of the interviews.  

What is Mission?

Bishop Pete Torio is the resident bishop of the Baguio Episcopal Area in the Philippines.
Mission Minute:Bishop Pete Torio
Bishop Pete Torio visited the Global Ministries New York City offices this week. He is the resident bishop of the Baguio Episcopal Area in the Philipp ...
David Pascua sitting down for an interview at Global Ministries
Mission Minute: A Conversation with David Pascua, Missionary in the Philippines
David Pascua learned about mission from an early age through his parents who were both United Methodist church workers.
 Sara Flores and Dakin Cook, missionaries in Ecuador
Mission Minute: A Conversation with Missionaries Sara Flores and Dakin Cook
Missionaries Sara Flores and Dakin Cook define the role of mission.
Nilton Giese, General Secretary of the Latin American Council of Churches, who traveled to NYC from his home in Quito, Ecuador.
Mission Minute: A Conversation with Nilton Giese
We recently met with the Nilton Giese, General Secretary of the Latin American Council of Churches, who traveled to NYC from his home in Quito, Ecuado ...
Mission Minute: A Conversation with Missionary Carla Warnock
Mission Minute: A Conversation with Missionary Carla Warnock
During a recent visit, missionary Carla Warnock defined the word "mission."
Rachael Barnett, a US-2 alum, a former mission support liaison, and a consultant with Global Ministries.
Mission Minute: A Conversation with Rachael Barnett
We asked Rachael Barnett, a US-2 alum and a former mission support liaison with Global Ministries, to provide a definition of mission.
Bishop Mary Ann Swenson at Global Ministries in NYC
Mission Minute: A Conversation with Bishop Mary Ann Swenson
We are asking guests to share their definition of mission. Today we are graced with the presence of retired Bishop Mary Ann Swenson.


Mission is...

God’s desire to see all of creation redeemed and restored to His original design.
the church’s effort to relate people to church. 
where God places you at any given point in time.
Sharing ideas and learning from one another about what works and where God is calling us to be as a community.
what we as Christians, all of us, not just the commissioned missionaries are called to do.
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What is your definition of mission?




Theology of Mission

The Mission Theology statement guides Global Ministries’ participation in the Missio Dei. The statement frames Global Ministries’ role within the denominational mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  Read the Theology of Mission.