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

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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UMCOR: Supporting Our Partners
19 May 2018
Using a holistic approach to disaster response, UMCOR recognizes survivors as creative partners in their own recovery.
Missionary Blessing Service
14 May 2018
Eight missionary candidates celebrated the conclusion of their training and prepared for their next steps towards service from everywhere to everywher ...
The Impact of the 1968 United Methodist Union on Mission
14 May 2018
The United Methodist Church is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding, which occurred with the 1968 merger of the Methodist Church and the E ...
Statement on Church Bombings in Indonesia
14 May 2018
We of the United Methodist mission community stand in solidarity with our Christian brothers and sisters in Indonesia in the wake of the bombing of th ...
Celebrating bold, resilient women
13 May 2018
Global Ministries is inspired by bold, resilient women and stories of how they overcome great challenges through Abundant Health projects...
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Mission-Founded and Mission-Serving in Hawaii
12 May 2018
Aiea UMC began as a mission outreach with sugarcane workers by the Japanese Methodist Church in Honolulu. The congregation thrives today in joyful mis ...
Sharing Your Mission at Rolling Hills UMC
5 May 2018
Debra Matthews Shrader, co-chair of missions at Rolling Hills UMC in California, considers the church’s care and support of missionaries and other way ...
Missionaries help growth in west Africa
2 May 2018
Together, Francine Mpanga Mufuk and the Rev. Jean Claude Masuka Maleka — both from the Democratic Republic of Congo — wed the work of evangelism and d ...
The Advance at 70
28 Apr 2018
The Advance giving channel was established by the 1948 General Conference in what was described as “tragic and confusing times.” Christie House consi ...

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