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Stand Together as People of Faith

Global Ministries Head Calls for Common Humanity in the wake of violence By Linda Unger* June 29, 2016 — Shortly after surviving yesterday’s bombing at Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Turkey, Thomas Kemper, leader of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, called on all people of faith to stand together against hate and terror. […]

GCFA Board Approves Board of Global Ministries Office Relocation

The board of directors for Global Ministries approved this move to further its reach throughout a worldwide United Methodist connection on October 27.

Mission Agency will match $1 million on UMC #GivingTuesday

The United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries announced that on Dec. 2, 2014, it will match up to $1 million in gifts made online to any project through The Advance as part of UMC #GivingTuesday.

UMC agencies move to intensify ministries with the poor

By Elliott Wright* NEW YORK, NY — Efforts are underway to expand, strengthen, and promote United Methodist ministries with the poor in the United States. This intensified work includes connecting local models of successful ministries that cross class, ethnic, and racial lines to address the causes and conditions of poverty. It seeks to engage more […]

Mission organization announces plans to start 600 new faith communities

Using online video technology, directors of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries in New York engaged in prayer and song with representatives of the Honduras and Vietnam mission initiatives and the Malawi Provisional Annual Conference.
The virtual global gathering was part of a celebration of the 574 new worshipping communities in 13 mission initiatives in Southeast Asia, Eurasia, Africa, and Latin America. That number far exceeds the original goal of 400 church plants for the 2008-2012 quadrennium.

Recently Read: A general secretary reports to GBGM

NEW YORK, NY — As a part of the fall meeting of the General Board of Global Ministries this week, General Secretary Thomas Kemper offered a lengthy report to the board on the work of the agency: I don’t think it is an overstatement to say that in recent years this mission agency, as representative of […]

Fifteen new missionaries to be commissioned this week

The United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries(GBGM) announced that they will be commissioning 15 new missionaries at a special worship service on Friday, October 11. 2013.

GBGM leader issues statement on tragedy at Lampedusa

Thomas Kemper, General Secretary of the Board of Global Ministries, issued the following statement reflecting on the news regarding the boat accident off the Italian island of Lampedusa: The deaths of more than 130 migrants from Eritrea and Somalia in a boat accident within sight of land off the Italian island of Lampedusa is a […]

Lifelong Global Ministries missionaries receive World Methodist Peace Award

United Methodist missionaries Marion and Anita Way, known for their work in Angola and Brazil received the 2013 World Methodist Peace Award. The award was presented on September 12, 2013 at Wesley’s Chapel in London, United Kingdom during the World Methodist Council’s 2013 meeting. The head of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, […]

General Board of Global Ministries Launches Generation Transformation

New York — The United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries is launching Generation Transformation, a new movement that provides mission service opportunities for young adults ages 18-30. “Global Ministries is committed to offering mission service opportunities for young people all around the globe,” says Judy Y. Chung, associate general secretary of missionary services. “As […]