Support World Service Ministries
un•com•mon, adjective: remarkably great (used for emphasis), out of the ordinary; unusual. In an ever-changing world, the church is looked to for opportunities to create change. World Service Ministries provide uncommon mission opportunities for you to be a part of with the help of Discipleship Ministries. Your generosity is used solely for unique mission growth around the world; a single dollar can advance your favorite project.
The radical starting point of each uncommon mission is prayer and gratitude. Understanding that everything comes from and belongs to God enables us to be more gracious in our benevolence, and to give above and beyond the offering plate. Mission priorities include E-readers for theological students in Africa and the Philippines, scholarships for youth worldwide to attend the faith-changing Global Youth Convocation, residencies for young clergy to learn how to start new and innovative churches, or a leadership fund to educate United Methodist camp and retreat leaders.
The future of the Church is sitting in classrooms around the world, but many of those classrooms lack the necessary resources for success. With E-readers in hand, students can learn and teachers can teach without worrying about limited resources. The e-reader has proved affordable, easy to use, and capable of holding a charge for weeks at a time. Faculty gained access to current theological publications and research. Students gained access to reference books, textbooks related to their three-year curriculum, Bibles, dictionaries, and even cultural readings related to Africa and Liberia. Students and faculty celebrated the simplicity of carrying their entire “library” to class, home, and church. Learn More »
September 2014: The largest Ebola outbreak in history accelerates in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. In March 2015, the World Health Organization reported a staggering number of close to 25,000 Ebola cases. Ebola, as well as other infectious diseases, are preventable with proper education and awareness on the matter. The church, often viewed as a community leader, has a responsibility to care for not only the spiritual wellness of people but also their physical wellness. Public health resources are necessary tools in the fight against diseases such as Ebola and AIDS, as well as educating a population on the importance of hygiene and safe water consumption. Learn More »
The Legacy of Leadership Annual Fund strengthens Camp and Retreat Ministries of The United Methodist Church by creating an ongoing legacy of passionate and prepared leaders. It provides essential educational funding that enables staff and volunteers serving in leadership positions within UM Camp and Retreat ministries to attend key training and spiritual growth opportunities. Learn More »
The Partner in Mission Fund provides scholarships to train leaders, develops Korean and Asian Pacific language resources, equips Asian Pacific American leaders, and partners with ministries in the Asia Pacific region. Learn More »
The Wesley Pilgrimage in England offers an opportunity for United Methodist clergy and laypeople to immerse themselves in the Christ-centered leadership of John & Charles Wesley; learn, play and explore the places where the Wesley brothers lived and served; and reflect with new friends in small groups. Learn More »
New Church Starts (Path 1) draws United Methodist leaders from national, regional and local levels of the church to provide collaborative leadership and opportunities for young clergy to grow. Path 1 residents are trained to reach more people for Christ by creating new places for new people. Learn More »
The Native American Comprehensive Plan shall serve as the United Methodist entity that resources, strengthens,and advocates for the local church in Native American communities/contexts for all generations. Learn More »
Young People’s Ministries Global Scholarships gives international young United Methodists, ages 18-35, the opportunity to pursue an education outside of the United States. Over the last five years, $55,250 has been awarded to more than 50 students in Africa and the Philippines. The need is constantly growing, as more students apply for limited resources each year. When you give to the Global Scholarship Fund, you are giving hope to students around the world. Learn More »
Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century is a program designed to assist United Methodist churches with predominantly Black congregations become effective in mission and ministry. Learn More »