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Community Development

Global Ministries is engaged in a variety of programs to nurture and sustain community organizations. Through financial assistance, volunteer skills, economic development, advocacy and material resources, Global Ministries creates new initiatives to support the lives of women, children, youth, families and older adults. 

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The Impact of Community Development

Focus on global migration: “What could be our ship?”

In his report to the board, general secretary Thomas Kemper named hopeful examples of mission the United Methodist people collectively do “in a fractured world and church,” with an emphasis on ministries surrounding global migration.

Hurricane Dorian: From devastation to resilience in the Bahamas

Residents of Grand Bahama Island and Abaco are receiving relief in the form of shelter, meals and hygiene items. Some are also taking great joy in being a part of the volunteer effort, serving their neighbors in the midst of their own tragedies.

Norma Kehrberg, missionary and relief executive, dies at 81

Norma J. Kehrberg, a United Methodist missionary in Nepal for 25 years and head of the United Methodist Committee on Relief from 1984-1991, died on October 6.

Serving with the church and community in Tanzania

A missionary family, a Global Mission Fellow and a mission volunteer demonstrate how different forms of mission service work together in Tanzania.

Global Ministries’ board of directors to gather for fall meeting

Global Ministries is holding its biannual board of directors meeting October 10-12 at its Atlanta headquarters.

In Focus: Missionaries

From young adults to those seeking a second career, missionaries say “yes!” to God’s calling in their lives in many different ways. Follow along in October as we share some of the stories of the 400+ missionaries serving around the world as educators, doctors, pastors, agriculturalists and more.