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

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.
Called and Sent: United Methodists as Missionaries
27 Oct 2018
For two centuries, God has called and sent Methodists to serve others and spread the gospel in many places in the world. Dr. Dana Robert, from Boston ...
Church loan/investment fund shifts sponsors
24 Oct 2018
Marked by a celebratory banquet held during the board of directors meeting, the United Methodist Development Fund is coming under new leadership after ...
The Pizza Garden in Mesa, Arizona
20 Oct 2018
EarthKeeper JP Smith describes the creation and growth of “the Pizza Garden” in the arid soil of Mesa, Arizona. Final story of five in the EarthKeeper ...
Building Momentum for Peace in Korea
19 Oct 2018
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 ...
Special grants augment mission in 51 countries
17 Oct 2018
Two hundred thirty-eight United Methodist mission workers in their own countries will receive modest support grants for 2019.
One family in mission around the world
16 Oct 2018
Meet the newest United Methodist missionaries! Eight people commissioned during the Oct. 13 worship service of the board meeting receive support and b ...

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