Welcome to Outreach Ministries. We are glad that you have visited us.
We are here to encourage, facilitate, and vision with local churches and districts so that they may engage risk-taking ministries, making disciples inside and outside of the church walls, for the transformation of the world into that place about which we pray each week – on earth as it is in heaven.
To this end, we seek to serve in helping you develop mission capacity and vision to be the “hands and feet and heart and voice of Jesus.”
We can assist in:
- leadership development around local and global outreach
- Congregational and clergy coaching
- discerning skills, talents, and congregational capacity for outreach into the local community
connecting congregations with a vast United Methodist global outreach effort including ministry projects, missionaries, and global stories.
- teaching, training, and interpretation regarding complex issues around mission and justice, such as reading scripture in our cultural context (biblical animation), Sabbath Economics (connecting our lives more fully and spiritually to Kingdom economic choices,) understanding how United Methodist social principles inform and frame our ministry, and engaging the lives of the poor in partnership to overcome and transform systems of poverty and disenfranchisement.
Through the Board of Missions, we can assist churches in accessing low interest loans in order to build new structures and refurbish existing structures. With our Conference consultants, we can connect you with construction expertise and facilitate construction partnerships with other local resources.
Finally, through our Mission Seed Funds ministry we can provide resources and possibilities for funding ministry and increasing the outreach capacity of the congregation. As one pastor noted, “The Mission team provided us a small grant so that we could engage in ministry in ways that we had never considered before. So, through that grant and the building program, we have literally incorporated this outreach ministry into the structure of our church. That small grant profoundly changed the life of this congregation, helping them to become engaged in ministry as they never had before. Literally, it has transformed the congregation and is transforming the world.”
There is a vast array of ministry opportunities and we welcome your participation! You are the U in our United Methodist mission and outreach!