Learn about global ministries

Mission is more than you may realize. Global Ministries supports 300 missionaries serving in more than 60 countries. We work to improve global health, operating in more than 300 United Methodist hospitals and clinics worldwide. We seek to alleviate human suffering through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).


Connecting the church in mission.


The General Board of Global Ministries equips and transforms people and places for God's mission around the world.

Our Four Mission Goals

  1. Make disciples of Jesus Christ;
  2. Strengthen, develop, and renew Christian congregations and communities;
  3. Alleviate human suffering;
  4. Seek justice, freedom, and peace.

From everywhere to everywhere

Global Ministries - from everywhere to everywhere

Our Theology of Mission

The Mission Theology statement guides Global Ministries’ participation in the Missio Dei. The statement frames Global Ministries’ role within the denominational mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The transforming power belongs to God, and Global Ministries is in mission to witness to what God has done and is doing, and to learn from what God is doing in every land where disciples gather in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Global Ministries Strategic Plan

As the mission and humanitarian assistance agency for The United Methodist Church, Global Ministries currently facilitates mission in more than 130 countries, leading the church’s work in global health. Global Ministries includes the United Methodist Committee on Relief, or UMCOR, providing nonsectarian disaster response and sustainable development worldwide.

To guide its work, the agency has put in place a Strategic Plan for the period 2018-21. This summary of the plan is available below for your review.

The context for mission is always changing but with the Strategic Plan, Global Ministries looks forward to continuing the work that began 200 years ago, and we trust that God will guide our work in the future.

We are grateful for your part in the work of Global Ministries and the opportunity to be in mission with others. Through mission, we believe The United Methodist Church realizes its greatest unity, and through mission and being in mission together, we believe society achieves its greatest potential.