LEARN ABOUT GLOBAL MINISTRIES
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. Global Ministries connects the church in mission through the sending of missionaries, evangelism and church revitalization, disaster response and recovery led by the United Methodist Committee on Relief, and global health.
For the 2022 overview, the Spanish version is forthcoming. In the meantime, the 2019 Spanish version is downloadable.
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.
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;
3. Seek justice, freedom, and peace.
Global Ministries Strategic Plan
As the mission and humanitarian assistance agency for The United Methodist Church, Global Ministries currently facilitates mission in more than 115 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.