The purpose of Global Ministries is to connect the church in mission.

The vision of the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) is our vision as well — to equip and transform people and places for God’s mission around the world.

We adhere to the mission goals of GBGM:

1. Make disciples of Jesus Christ;
2. Strengthen, develop, and renew Christian congregations and communities;
3. Alleviate human suffering;
4. Seek justice, freedom, and peace.

We ask that every church strive with us to engage in God’s mission as we carry forth these goals.

A major responsibility of Global Ministries is to connect the various parts of the Church as United Methodists engage in global mission. As a biblically rooted and historically informed organization, Global Ministries facilitates engagement in God’s mission. Learn more about the work of Global Ministries and its different programs by following this link:

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We must listen and learn to be in ministry with and be transformed in relationship with others. Then together, we seek to change conditions that are unjust, alienating, and disempowering. Walking with one another, we seek to respond to and address conditions that undermine quality of life and limit the opportunity to flourish that God intends for all. We engage in ministry with the Poor.

Click here to learn more, from the General Board of Global Ministries.

Global Ministries of the West Virginia Annual Conference

by Judy Raines, Chairperson

Global Ministries of the West Virginia United Methodist Conference is a community of men and women in service to those in need. From providing food, clothing, utility assistance, disaster relief, rent assistance, advocating for immigration reform, disabilities, and health ministries, and caring for children, the work goes on in many ways. In these days of COVID, we have seen and used new and creative ways to be in service.

Add to these things listed above, the New Vision Depot, Volunteers in Mission, Mission Events and our Health and Welfare Agency, and you have a network of men and women who are being the hands of Christ in hurting communities across the conference.

How can you help with these vital ministries? Give of your time through volunteering, your prayers, and your support, whether financial or in other ways.

I am blessed to be a part of this vital ministry of the conference. It is my prayer that you find ways to be involved also. God has called us to be in service to the poor and needy and we are doing that through the work of Global Ministries.