Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

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Read about the work of Global Ministries, including missionaries, UMCOR, volunteers, partnerships, young adult programs, The Advance, human rights, and peace and justice issues throughout the world.


Recent News and Stories

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Faith-based partnerships prove knowledge is power
21 Mar 2018
Faith leaders in many developing countries believe information about family planning should be the responsibility of the government, and for that reas ...
UMC Day of Health: Sharing Passions for Health and Wholeness
21 Mar 2018
Only at United Methodist Day of Health will you find a hula hoop circus artist, United Methodist clergy, and other health-enthusiasts gathered in one ...
Health coordinators address challenges in Sierra Leone
17 Mar 2018
Twelve seasoned health coordinators oversee United Methodist health offices across Africa.
Conference on World Mission and Evangelism Challenge: “Learn from those with no titles, no money, and no stature”
13 Mar 2018
The Conference on World Mission and Evangelism held approximately every 10 years by the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism of the World Counci ...
Mission Through the Lens of Culture and Context
13 Mar 2018
Arusha, Tanzania, March 8, 2018—Rev. Dr. Mutale Mulenga-Kaunda, a theologian from South Africa, opened the 2018 Conference on World Mission and Evange ...
Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship
8 Mar 2018
The Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, which occurs approximately once each decade, is part of the long tradition of the International Missio ...
Arusha 2018: Conference on World Mission and Evangelism
8 Mar 2018
Methodists from around the world gather together in Arusha, Tanzania for the 2018 Conference on World Mission and Evangelism meeting March 8-13…
Kemper Elected to Heifer International Board
26 Feb 2018
Thomas Kemper, chief executive of the United Methodist Churches’ worldwide mission agency, has joined the 18-member board of directors of Heifer Inter ...
Two United Methodist Missionaries Released After Detention in Philippines
22 Feb 2018
The United Methodist Global Ministries agency is thankful that two of our missionaries in the Philippines have been released.
Church agencies stress results, partnerships
16 Feb 2018
The heads of Global Ministries, Discipleship and Higher Education and Ministry sat down with United Methodist News Service to review their 2017 work a ...
Working for an HIV-free generation, one decision at a time
15 Feb 2018
In Zambia, HIV-positive mothers like Miriam and their children have hope, thanks to Bwafwano Care Providers and funding support from Global Ministries ...
Lent as Joyful Preparation
14 Feb 2018
The sanctuary at the global mission headquarters of The United Methodist Church was the setting for an Ash Wednesday/Valentine Day service of worship. ...

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