Board of Global Ministries

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 Pat Mick, Chairperson

Have you given food to Tyrand Cooperative Ministries in Mill Creek for its food pantry? Have you donated money to Scott’s Run Settlement House in Osage to help provide weekend back packs for hungry children? Have you volunteered in the Thrift Store at Heart and Hand House in Philippi? Do you participate in Undie Sunday? Have you helped to make apple butter at Burlington?

And what do you do for the other agencies: Community Development Outreach Ministries, Ebenezer Community Outreach Center, House of the Carpenter, Upshur Parish House, and our church and community workers Gayle Lesure and Amy Purdom?

Financial donations, volunteering, providing non-perishable food, prayers are all crucial to the ministries of our conference agencies which are being highlighted in this issue of the December Circuit.

My personal experience with financial giving is that many times the agencies can buy food needed at a cheaper cost because they buy in quantity such as through the Mountaineer Food Bank or other similar types of grocery stores; therefore, I feel like my money goes further.

Our conference is blessed to have such agencies dedicated to making a difference in the lives of families, parents, children, grandparents and neighbors. It has been my privilege to work with these agencies and to advocate for them.

I pray that everyone in our wonderful conference will support in as many ways as possible all of these projects. Giving of your time, talents and resources is so important to them and will richly bless you. “Little is much when God is in it!”