Youth aging out of foster care are the highest risk population in adulthood for poverty, unemployment, incarceration, homelessness, and mental illness. Open Table (not the church in Raleigh! not the wonderful ministry in Durham! but another equally worthy ministry opportunity!) is a model for surrounding people with love and support to help them navigate the… Continue Reading→
“The Spirit is always moving to sweep the Church into a new mission age. With openness and gratitude we await the leading of the Spirit in ways not yet seen.…” — Global Ministries Mission Theology Statement Thomas Kemper, General Secretary at the General Board of Global Ministries, led the conference in a conversation about Generous Missions,… Continue Reading→
Meet Thomas Kemper, the General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries. He will lead us through the topic “Generosity in Mission” on Saturday morning and will also lead the breakout session, “From Everywhere to Everywhere: Connected in Mission.” Other items about this year’s Annual Conference, including a timeline for schedule highlights, can be… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward introduces the new configuration for United Methodist missions in the world and about the new location for the General Board of Global Ministries in Atlanta.
Responsible Outreach: The Church in Mission Friday, February 20, 7:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, February 21, 9:00am-3:00pm (lunch provided) Duke Divinity School What does it mean to be a local church doing outreach? What is the church’s theological and ethical responsibility to its community? How can churches be more responsible disciples in their local and global settings? How… Continue Reading→
Extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2.
New York, NY, October 3, 2014—The United Methodist Church’s global mission agency will create a network of offices around the world linked and accountable to headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, beginning in late 2016. Part of the plan requires the approval of denominational financial and program coordinating entities. Directors of the General Board of Global Ministries… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward reflects on the significance of Matthew 10:39 in our everyday lives, in our churches and in missions— “Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.”
Bishop Ward discusses her trip to the Philippines this week for the Global Youth and Young Adult Convocation, where young missionaries will be commissioned for service and youth will discuss the future of The United Methodist Church.