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

‘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 ...
Sharing the facts about HIV/AIDS teaches, inspires and helps
30 Nov 2018
United Methodist-related Mary Johnston Hospital in the Philippines seeks to empower communities and congregations to understand the facts and strategi ...
Mission Ambassadors to Gather for Historic Summit
29 Nov 2018
Global Ministries is excited to host more than 175 lay and clergy volunteers and staff from across the U.S on December 3-5. Read more about this upcom ...
2018 Giving Tuesday Report for Mission and Relief
28 Nov 2018
110 missionaries and 272 projects were supported with gifts from 11 countries.
Efforts to stop the arrest of immigrant man commended
28 Nov 2018
Global Ministries commends the efforts of Rev. Ismael Ruiz-Millán to stop the arrest of Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an immigrant applying to remain in the U. ...
Education in the history of Methodist mission
17 Nov 2018
Education has been one of the most consistent features of Methodist mission from its beginning. Dr. David Scott reflects on the Methodist tradition of ...
The pursuit of reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula
16 Nov 2018
General secretary Thomas Kemper reflects on the outcomes of the Roundtable for Peace, including the writing of an Atlanta Statement.
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 ...

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