Global Ministries

Our theology of mission

The Holy Spirit calls all Christians to engage in God’s mission of bestowing grace, love, forgiveness, and reconciliation in the world through Jesus Christ. We affirm that believers of all ages, races, genders, and nationalities of all times and places are united in bearing witness to God’s presence in all creation. Holy Scripture proclaims this truth and gives the church its mission mandate (Matthew 28:19, Acts 1:8). Mission sustains the church in its work of preaching, teaching, serving, transforming, and healing.

We invite others to join us in the experience of faith through Jesus Christ, who, in servanthood, poured himself out for all humanity, assuming all human limitations and pain, but in his Resurrection restores and reconciles all to himself. The church in mission is the community embodying Christ’s transforming and reconciling love.

In keeping with our Wesleyan heritage, we acknowledge our dependence on God’s grace and guidance in all we do to establish personal and social holiness among all people and communities, advancing peace, justice, responsible human interaction, and respect for the natural world. The Holy Spirit is always moving us into a new mission age. With openness and gratitude, we await the leading of the Spirit in ways not yet seen as God continues to work out God’s purposes in our day.

The Holy Spirit is always moving us into a new mission age. With openness and gratitude, we await the leading of the Spirit in ways not yet seen as God continues to work out God’s purposes in our day.

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