Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

  • A statement on the current situation in Sri Lanka - Global Ministries acknowledges the current political crisis in Sri Lanka and extends solidarity to peace-loving communities of all faiths and ethnicities and to our mission partners.
  • Building Momentum for Peace in Korea - In hopes of impacting the effort for peace and reconciliation, Global Ministries will host the Roundtable for Peace on the Korean Peninsula on Nov. 9 – 11.
  • Church loan/investment fund shifts sponsors - Marked by a celebratory banquet held during the board of directors meeting, the United Methodist Development Fund is coming under new leadership after 50 years.
  • Do You See Us - Do you see us...Do you hear us...Do you care for us... A look inside the moving and challenging fall board meeting opening worship.
  • Expanding partnerships with Native Americans - From grants approved to land returned, Global Ministries has renewed its commitment to Native American ministries. Read about these actions taken and more at the Oct. 11-13 board meeting. UMNS reporter Linda Bloom gives an overview.
  • Fall board meeting to focus on Native American ministries - Global Ministries’ annual fall board of directors meeting kicks off this week. Native American Methodists help directors look at the shared history of the church and Native American communities.
  • Global Ministries welcomes the freeing of Christian woman in Pakistan - General Secretary Thomas Kemper offers prayers of thanksgiving that the Supreme Court of Pakistan has reversed the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death eight years ago on charges of blaspheming the Prophet Mohammad.
  • Global Mission Fellows reunite in Nome - For three decades, a community in Alaska has connected young adults in service and shown them the power of place.
  • In Focus: Missionaries - Executive director of Missionary Service, Judy Chung, writes about one way Global Ministries connects the church in mission: sending missionaries from everywhere to everywhere.
  • One family in mission around the world - Meet the newest United Methodist missionaries! Eight people commissioned during the Oct. 13 worship service of the board meeting receive support and blessings for their new journeys in faith.
  • Remembering A Landmine Clearer Killed in Iraq - Thomas Kemper, chief mission executive of The United Methodist Church, extends sympathy and offers prayers for the family and friends of Hassan Mahmoud.
  • Special grants augment mission in 51 countries - Two hundred thirty-eight United Methodist mission workers in their own countries will receive modest support grants for 2019.
  • Support and solidarity for Indonesia - Thomas Kemper calls on United Methodists to join him in prayer and compassion for the thousands who perished in the recent earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.
  • The General Secretary's Report - Mission Agency to Return Ohio Land Long Held in Trust for Native American Nation