Connecting the Church in Mission: Relationship

 

In January, explore how relationship is embodied through our work in global health, disaster response, evangelism and church growth and the sending of missionaries.

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Mission is: Relationship

Relationship is at the heart of mission. Cultivating relationships across boundaries because of the good news God offers us in Christ is a foundational and sustaining part of our work as United Methodists.

Learning through relationship

Watch as Allison Lindsey, board member from the South Georgia Annual Conference, recounts trips to the North Katanga Annual Conference and how lasting relationships centered in mission have been built between the two conferences.

Walls, borders and open tables – Global Mission Fellows in Tijuana, Mexico

Working as migration ministry advocates on Mexico’s northern border with the U.S., Yabes Manokaran and Eric Agron hear the stories – family stories, political stories, religious stories – dangerous and beautiful stories of the lives of people in transit, trying to find safety.

Relationships support disaster response in Texas

Even though Hurricane Harvey hit Texas over two years ago, there is still much work to do. Long-term recovery efforts are going strong thanks to the disaster response team in the Rio Texas Conference. Staff like Austin, Vicki and Nikki continue to be a reliable and compassionate presence in Harvey’s ...

United Methodists in the United States and Russia benefit from long-term relationships

After a dozen years of a conference-to-conference In Mission Together connection between the Eurasia and Baltimore-Washington episcopal areas, relationships grow stronger and faith grows deeper roots as they develop ways to reach more people with Christ’s love.

 

Find Your Passion

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

UMCOR names new executive director

The United Methodist Committee on Relief will enter its ninth decade led by Lara S. Martin who brings a strong background in international disaster response, public health and child welfare.

Remembering heroes of mission and ministry: Sam Dixon and Clint Rabb

On the 10th anniversary of their death, Thomas Kemper remembers the life, ministry and mission of two Global Ministries staff members who died in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Dialoguing in love: Facilitators trained to guide the church through difficult conversations

Cohosted by Global Ministries, the General Commission on Religion and Race, and Candler School of Theology, the November 2019 “Facilitating Mutuality: Dialogue Across Differences” conference equipped ...

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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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Bicentennial

Celebrating 200 years of ministry, join us for the Global Ministries Bicentennial Event. Share your story and learn more about the conference.

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