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. Read Global Ministries Overview
What Is Global Ministries
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.
Connecting the Church in mission
The General Board of Global Ministries equips and transforms people and places for God’s mission around the world
Four Mission Goals
- Make disciples of Jesus Christ
- Strengthen, develop, and renew Christian congregations and communities
- Alleviate human suffering
- Seek justice, freedom, and peace