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Global Ministries is the international mission, humanitarian relief and development organization of The United Methodist Church. It works with partners and churches in more than 115 countries to equip and transform people and places for God’s mission. Global Ministries connects congregations, conferences, other organizations and individuals to extend their mission outreach by sending missionaries, supporting evangelism and church revitalization, providing humanitarian relief led by the United Methodist Committee on Relief, and improving the health of communities and individuals around the world.

Our Theology of Mission 


Connecting the church in mission.


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

Achieving this vision requires a diverse global staff that meets international standards of professionalism in all areas of technical, relational, denominational and financial work. Global Ministries values the faith and trust of its constituents, including donors, and therefore strives to maintain rigor, integrity and transparency in its financial stewardship. It collaborates with other United Methodist general agencies and ecumenical organizations working in the same areas of the world and with local churches and annual conferences, providing the opportunity for meaningful and transforming participation in God’s mission. 

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. 

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