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

Declarations and Statement on the Roundtable for Peace on the Korean Peninsula
15 Nov 2018
Methodists and ecumenical partners meeting in Atlanta concluded the Roundtable for Peace on the Korean Peninsula by issuing an Atlanta Statement suppo ...
EarthKeepers commissioned to creative service for God’s creation
14 Nov 2018
A new class of 44 EarthKeepers was commissioned via an online service Nov. 12, 2018, making the EarthKeepers movement 132 people strong.
Together we pray and build the church
10 Nov 2018
From the first “J-3s” to the vast network of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission working in many different kinds of short-term ministries today, au ...
Returning to Kapanga
7 Nov 2018
Missionary daughters return to DR Congo to revisit their parents’ ministries
Global Ministries to Commission New United Methodist EarthKeepers for Environmental Stewardship
5 Nov 2018
45 new EarthKeepers will launch creation care projects in their communities.
Kwansei Gakuin—130 years strong
3 Nov 2018
Kwansei Gakuin was founded in 1889 by Methodist missionary Walter Lambuth to provide Christian education for students in Japan. Current missionary Rut ...
United Methodist Vietnam Initiative Transition
2 Nov 2018
General Secretary Thomas Kemper and North Carolina Conference Bishop Hope Morgan Ward respond to challenges over transition in the Vietnam Mission Ini ...
Humanitarian agencies condemn attack at Pittsburgh synagogue
1 Nov 2018
Global Ministries is among 74 faith-based and humanitarian organizations condemning the Oct. 27 massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue.
Missionaries connect with one another at Berlin event
1 Nov 2018
Nineteen missionaries and their families share joys and challenges with peers serving in Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa.
Global Ministries welcomes the freeing of Christian woman in Pakistan
31 Oct 2018
General Secretary Thomas Kemper offers prayers of thanksgiving that the Supreme Court of Pakistan has reversed the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christia ...
A statement on the current situation in Sri Lanka
31 Oct 2018
Global Ministries acknowledges the current political crisis in Sri Lanka and extends solidarity to peace-loving communities of all faiths and ethnicit ...
Global Mission Fellows reunite in Nome
30 Oct 2018
For three decades, a community in Alaska has connected young adults in service and shown them the power of place.

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