Evangelism and Church Revitalization

Founding and nurturing new faith communities and supporting existing congregations that seek to increase membership and expand ministries into local communities have historic roots and contemporary implications for Global Ministries. Missionaries who train pastors to plant churches in new places; mission initiatives, which start new Methodist faith communities; scholarships that assist church leaders to earn the credentials and degrees they need for service and ministry; and networks that resource racial and ethnic faith communities across the United States are examples of Global Ministries’ commitment to evangelism and church revitalization.

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Participants of a teachers’ seminar (Christian education teachers) on resources for Lent and Easter, Mongolia UMC mission., This was led by Grace Cho, UMC missionary and Enkhjar-gal, the Urje UMC pastor, Enkhjar-gal, a local Mongolian pastor. Photo: Mongolia United Methodist Mission
Mission Initiatives

Develop Methodism in specific countries where it did not exist before, start new faith communities and develop outreach programs that spread the gospel and love of Christ.

Missional Connections

Provide cultural, social and historical context of the global regions in which The United Methodist Church is engaged.

The Rev. David Wilson, holding sign, stands with the Revs. Neal Christie, United Methodist Board of Church and Society, and the Rev. Bryan Tener, Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, in front of the Department of the Interior building in Washington. Thousands of people walked from the Department of the Interior building in Washington to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to shine a spotlight of Native America issues and concerns. UMNS photo by Erik Alsgaard, Baltimore-Washington Conference.”
Multiethnic Ministries

Support multiethnic and racial/ethnic congregations in the United States as they reach out in ministry with vulnerable populations and work to eliminate systems which undermine those on the margins of society.

Leadership Development and Scholarships

Provide scholarships and study opportunities for individuals and partners so that expertise needed for the fulfillment of mission goals can be developed around the world.

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Read Stories of Impact

Transforming lives through mission in Mongolia

The United Methodist Church in Mongolia will celebrate the ordination of its first Local Elders in Mission, a new hospice facility, growing missions and new work with children and youth at its annual meeting in October 2022.

Tech for all – Pacific Islander grants help congregations stay connected

Grants received from the United Methodist Pacific Islander Ministry Plan in 2021 and 2022 assist Tongan, Samoan and Fijian congregations in the U.S. to develop tools for online ministry and outreach.

Extending the communion table through World Communion Sunday

While many Christians across the world celebrate World Communion Sunday with the elements and rich ritual of communion, the UMC offering collected on that Sunday extend the communion table to provide tangible assistance to students around the globe.