Veronica Apecena kneels during the commissioning of new missionaries Oct. 1 at the Interchurch Center chapel in New York.

Global Ministries

From everywhere to everywhere, the General Board of Global Ministries connects the church in mission. It sends and supports over 300 short- and long-term missionaries, including young adults; collaborates and engages with volunteers; participates in evangelizing and church planting through mission initiatives; addresses diseases of poverty and global health; and responds to natural and civil disasters. Global Ministries also provides ways and guidance for United Methodists engage in mission in their communities through their local churches and support life-changing projects for which they have a passion.
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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.

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.

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Sharlene Jean offers a sample of treated drinking water to a child living in a makeshift camp in Gresier, Haiti. The United Methodist Committee on Relief and partner agencies provided water treatment supplies to the camp. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Our Work

For 200 years Global Ministries has been the mission and humanitarian assistance agency for The United Methodist Church, and it currently facilitates mission in more than 130 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.

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Address: 458 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308 | Phone 404-460-7575 | Email

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