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

Remembering Tshangand Kayeke, former slave, prayer warrior and messenger of God to the Lunda people
10 Jan 2019
The story of Tshangand Kayeke, a former slave, and Mwant Yav Ditend, chief of the Lunda people, is a story of God at work among the Lunda people long ...
In Focus: Evangelism and Church Growth
4 Jan 2019
During the month of January, follow along for stories that highlight the work of Evangelism and Church Growth around the world. As the executive direc ...
Call for Prayer for Indonesia in Wake of Tsunami
23 Dec 2018
Let us be in prayer and loving solidarity with the people of Indonesia in the wake of a December 23 tsunami that caused hundreds of deaths and injurie ...
The story of Mrs. Quay
22 Dec 2018
The story of Methodist mission is the story of the many local church leaders around the world who risked much to profess a new faith and lead others t ...
Tree of Life: Christmas Message 2018
19 Dec 2018
Thomas Kemper’s Christmas message reflects on the Tree of Life as a symbol of God’s creating, sheltering and saving nature.
Mission and Media
15 Dec 2018
A church, a clinic and a school – are what we think of as the fundamental Christian institutions founded by the early missionaries as integral parts o ...
Ghana teen’s recovery illustrates power of Imagine No Malaria
14 Dec 2018
The Imagine No Malaria program equips rural health center staff with training to identify malaria immediately.
‘New Birth’ for United Methodist Mission in Vietnam
11 Dec 2018
Pastors and lay leaders of the United Methodist Vietnam Mission Initiative affirm connectional linkages and move confidently into the future.
Welcoming the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
11 Dec 2018
Thomas Kemper welcomes the United Nations’ Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration adopted by 164 counties at a conference in Marrakech ...
Solidarity in Christ
8 Dec 2018
As a person of faith, I believe God calls me to solidarity.” Adam Shaw, who was one of three missionaries targeted and sent home from Mindanao in the ...
Equipped for ministry and mission leadership
7 Dec 2018
Throughout the 2018 Mission Ambassadors Summit, participants felt a spirit of kinship and connection that renewed their energy for mission and ministr ...
Methodist Scholars
1 Dec 2018
Methodists have a long tradition of making education available and accessible for students around the world. Crusades Scholars, now known as World Com ...

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