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

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…
Prayers Keeps Us Moving Forward
3 Mar 2018
Missionaries Les and Debbie Dornon serving with Tansen Hospital in Nepal consider the prevalence of prayer in their daily lives. “Knowing there are th ...
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 ...
Wise Enough to Guide Me, Powerful Enough to Protect Me
24 Feb 2018
From Jamaica to Grenada to Germany, Global Mission Fellow Meli’sa-Kaye Robotham journeys with God as her friend—a sovereign yet compassionate, attenti ...
To Live Together in Peace and Harmony Again
17 Feb 2018
Seth Ogeto, a GMF from Kenya, witnessed a mass evacuation from Marawi City, Mindanao, Philippines, as a result of military incursion. He offers this p ...
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. ...
A Pig Named “Thanks to God” and other answers to prayer
10 Feb 2018
Sometimes the answers to prayer fulfill needs and lessen the hardships of life. Download this global photo essay from New World Outlook and photograph ...
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Asia Mission Summit encourages, enriches partnership
5 Feb 2018
Global Ministries hosted the Asia Mission Summit where United Methodists gathered to celebrate and imagine the future for the church’s mission initiat ...
Joy in the Morning: Prayer and Hospitality Abound
3 Feb 2018
Hundreds of Methodists meeting before work and school at 5 a.m. for prayer every morning is a common and powerful experience in Korea, as New York Con ...
Rumuko—Early Morning Prayer in Zimbabwe
27 Jan 2018
As early as the 1920s, Methodist women in Zimbabwe have practiced early morning prayer known as rumuko. Eveline Chikwanah of the Zimbabwe East Confere ...

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