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Mission is: Community. Explore how being in mission allows churches, missionaries, and UMCOR and its partner organizations to create and strengthen the supportive bonds of community.

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Transforming the world in a rural cooperative ministry

Shirley Townsend-Jones, a Church and Community Worker missionary in South Carolina, works with a rural African American cooperative ministry. Her ministry pulls together people from nine churches to face challenges, transform their communities, and celebrate the small victories of each day.

Responding with love and compassion to serve neighbors in need

Like many places in the world, Vietnam is facing economic impacts from the novel coronavirus. The Vietnam Mission Initiative partnered with Global Ministries Asia Pacific Regional Office, Scranton Women’s Leadership Center, and the Wesley Foundation to offer concrete love and compassion to its neigh ...

Faithful UMC institutions stretch to serve communities

Among the recipients of the UMCOR Rapid Response COVID-19 grants are some of the United Methodist National Mission Institutions with long histories of service in their communities. Gum Moon Residence, Red Bird Mission and Henderson Settlement extended their missions to keep people fed, housed and co ...


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Connection is at the core of our work. Global Ministries connects The United Methodist Church, its people and congregations to partner with others engaged in God’s global work, which takes place in a variety of settings, countries and cultures.


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News and Statements

Appeal to repeal anti-terrorism act in the Philippines

Global Ministries joins the National Council of Churches in the Philippines to appeal to the government to repeal the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.

Korean hospital ships 10,000 face masks for distribution to former missionaries

Severance Hospital in Seoul ships 10,000 face masks to Global Ministries for distribution to former missionaries to help in fight against COVID-19.

Global Ministries welcomes shut down of Dakota Access Pipeline

Global Ministries welcomes the decision of a U.S. federal judge to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline, pending a thorough study of the environmental impact of the 1,172-mile ribbon of oil opposed by ...

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Global Ministries partners with agencies and individuals to alleviate human suffering; seek justice, freedom and peace; strengthen congregations and communities; and make disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Celebrating 200 years in mission and ministry

At its core, Methodism is a missional movement. Two-hundred years ago, the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church (a forerunner of The United Methodist Church) began when a most unlikely missionary was compelled to serve. Today, the denomination celebrates the thousands of missionaries who have stepped out in faith and uncertainty to share the Gospel and the many United Methodists who faithfully support them.

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Each Thursday, virtually connect with missionaries all over the world who are #stillinmission during these challenging times. Hear the impact of their work and engage in conversation.

2020 Mission Volunteer Trainings

Apply now for the September 2-5 training in Salt Lake City, Utah or the December 2-5 training in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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