Connecting the church in mission

The General Board of Global Ministries is the worldwide mission, relief and development agency of The United Methodist Church, working with partners and churches in more than 115 countries to equip and transform people and places for God’s mission.

Mission priorities


Connecting the church with communities discerning and participating in God’s mission.

Evangelism and Church Revitalization

Sharing the good news of God’s love by helping to plant churches across the world.

Global Health

Promoting physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Humanitarian Relief and Recovery

Providing hope and healing to people in need.

Current UMCOR Responses

Ukraine uMCOR Response Learn More Donate
U.S. Hurricane Response Learn More Donate
Latest International Disaster Response Learn More Donate
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Resources on Worldwide Regionalization 

Access resources in English, French and Portuguese on Worldwide Regionalization legislation and the General Book of Discipline, as led by the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters. 

News & Stories View All
Taking church to the streets

Missionary Eliad Dias dos Santos believes the church must extend its presence into the streets to develop ministry that truly serves the people who live there.

A little faith and a little (mustard) seed money

An UMCOR Mustard Seed Migration Grant encourages a church to stretch further into mission with local immigrant communities. Here’s how three churches used their grants.

Greenhouses enrich lives at church mission opens a new window

With support from the Yambasu Agriculture Initiative, two greenhouses at Zimbabwe’s Hanwa Mission are helping to fight climate change and grow education at the mission’s schools.

Fernandes begins tenure as general secretary of two agencies as he assumes GBHEM’s chief executive role

Following Greg Bergquist’s retirement, Fernandes continues work of creating greater missional alignment between the two UMC agencies.


Featuring more than 60 works by 26 contemporary Native American artists, the exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and is presented by Global Ministries in collaboration with the church’s Native American Comprehensive Plan.

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