Global Ministries

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Donna-Grace Orbong, 5, sits with her family's food bag following a distribution by the United Methodist Committee on Relief for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS
Donna-Grace Orbong, 5, sits with her family's food bag following a distribution by the United Methodist Committee on Relief for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

What is Global Ministries?

The General Board of Global Ministries is the global mission, relief, and development agency of The United Methodist Church.  

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A Holy Bible with an anchor cross. Photo illustration by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
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Our theology of mission

Our mission theology statement guides our participation in the "missio dei," or mission of God, and frames our role within the denominational mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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Strategic Plan for the period 2018-21. Courtesy of Global Ministries.
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2018-21 Strategic Plan

Recognizing that the context for mission is always changing, the Strategic Plan includes six strategic directions, which seek to respond adaptively to the times in which we live.

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