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

Mission Giving in 2017
16 Jun 2018
Wondering how much United Methodists gave to support missionaries, or UMCOR disaster response, or mission initiatives last year? Here is a graphic bre ...
The Promise of Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula
13 Jun 2018
Leaders from four United Methodist groups join together to pray for peace, the work of diplomacy, disarmament and denuclearization on the Korean Penin ...
Bishop Jung Summit Response
13 Jun 2018
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung, president of Global Ministries, offers his assessment of the June 12 Summit of US and North Korean leaders in Singapore.
Disaster Response Coordinators Go Global
9 Jun 2018
Disaster Response training is a familiar concept for U.S. annual conferences. UMCOR International Disaster Response has introduced a pilot project wit ...
Prayers for Peace and Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula
8 Jun 2018
Responding to a request from Christians across Korea for prayers of peace and reconciliation for all people on the Korean peninsula...
Global Ministries Joins Ecumenical Call for Prayer to End Famine
7 Jun 2018
Global Ministries, the worldwide mission agency of The United Methodist Church, has joined an ecumenical call to observe June 10, 2018, as the second ...
A valuable gift of nets and fish
4 Jun 2018
Global Ministries partners with local organizations in Sri Lanka to help vulnerable communities prevent dengue fever.
Dipping—More Than Just a Plunge
2 Jun 2018
International development can mean all kinds of projects depending on the situation, like a quick, safe way to give a cow a bath in Zimbabwe.
Global Mission Fellows: United in Service
31 May 2018
Missionaries overcome challenges, find joy while serving communities in the United States.
UMCOR: International Disaster Response
26 May 2018
Internationally, UMCOR responded to disasters in 22 countries outside the U.S. last year. Aurelio Gomes describes the international response process.
Diversity and Incarnation: A Report on a Missionary Gathering in Asia
22 May 2018
Joseph is himself a United Methodist missionary; retired today, but still engaged in sharing the love of God through Jesus Christ with those he meets ...
Sharing Our Mission Stories: A Way to Participate in a Mission Anniversary
21 May 2018
Every congregation, church-related school and individual Christian has a story, a history, of how our faith began, was nurtured and grew.

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