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

Africa Becomes Home for a Missionary Couple
14 Nov 2017
When the couple began their mission, they never predicted it would morph into a journey that would change the course of their lives.
Missionary left flourishing church for mission
14 Nov 2017
His Hawaii church had doubled in size and his wife had just taken her dream job when the Rev. Andrew Soon Lee said he felt God was calling him to leav ...
Fijian Methodists call for prayers for COP23
13 Nov 2017
As the world convenes in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention, the Methodist Church in ...
The Garden in Barren Lands: Mental Health in East Belfast
11 Nov 2017
Missionary Alison Gilmore describes the serenity in knowing that “the presence of God is close by within the walls of counseling” in the East Belfast ...
Joint Agency Statement on COP23
6 Nov 2017
Joint Agency Statement on COP23
First Is Not Easy—But Sometimes Best
4 Nov 2017
Daria Munkhbaatar, the first Global Mission Fellow and missionary from the UMC of Mongolia, describes her call to missionary service and her transitio ...
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From Darkness to Light—Transformation
29 Oct 2017
Church and Community Worker Richard Boone guides readers through the process of transformation in a prison inmate’s life.
Mission Agency Makes Administrative and Staff Decisions
23 Oct 2017
The election of a senior staff member for a newly created Mission Engagement Unit and formal approval of a change in state corporate registration were ...
All in God’s Place and Time
22 Oct 2017
Helen Roberts-Evans, a missionary working with education ministries in Liberia, explains how stepping back and retooling yields new avenues for follow ...
Global Ministries' Committee for Native American Concerns Meets in Atlanta
18 Oct 2017
Guided by Native American leadership, including members of the Global Ministries’ board of directors, a newly formed committee for Native American con ...
Grants Supplement Mission Personnel Needs in 52 Countries
17 Oct 2017
Small grants totaling $868,170 will allow The United Methodist Church and its mission partners in 52 countries outside of the United States to supplem ...
Mission Directors Pay Tribute to Maribeth Collins, Whose Family Endowed Missionary Program
17 Oct 2017
Directors of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries paid tribute on October 12 to Maribeth Wilson Collins.

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