Global Ministries works through missionaries and partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Since its inception, the agency was intended to be global in all respects; that is, it is to operate from everywhere to everywhere. Global Ministries connects The United Methodist Church, its people and congregations to partner with others engaged in God’s global work, which takes place in a variety of settings, countries and cultures.
Global Ministries connects churches and individuals with missionaries to provide financial, spiritual and emotional support through a covenant relationship. Missionaries connect the church in mission. Global Ministries helps identify and assist people who are responding to God’s call to mission and volunteer service, providing training, resources and support for the missionaries in the global context, including the U.S. context.
Missionaries serve in a wide range of capacities and come from many places and backgrounds ministering for varying lengths of time. Global Ministries sends and supports over 200 short- and long-term missionaries serving in over 60 countries. Missionaries are pastors, pilots, teachers, medical workers, church planters, engineers, social workers and more who are evangelizing through mission initiatives; addressing diseases of poverty and global health and responding to natural and civil disasters.
Your support enables Global Ministries to continue to train, commission and send missionaries around the world. The special giving structure of this organization ensures your generosity blesses as many people as possible in sustainable, strategic ways. Your donation ensures that these dedicated servants can fulfill their call to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Even the smallest gift makes an impact.
• The General Board of Global Ministries is the global mission, relief and development agency of The United Methodist Church. As a biblically rooted and historically informed organization, Global Ministries facilitates engagement in God’s mission. As part of Global Ministries, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. To learn more about opportunities and ways to serve through The General Board of Global Ministries, visit umcmission.org/learn-about-us