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For more than five decades, the people of The United Methodist Church have made a significant impact in the world in Jesus Christ’s name through a diverse array of ministries, missions, and social outreach. With­­­­­­ a focus on overcoming poverty, promoting health and wholeness for all, leading where God calls, and making new disciples in new places, The United Methodist Church established thirteen international agencies to bear witness to God’s love, mercy, and grace.

One of these thirteen agencies is Discipleship Ministries. Established by the 1972 United Methodist General Conference, Discipleship Ministries is tasked with challenging, equipping, and supporting local church and annual conference leaders in their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Discipleship Ministries provides written and audiovisual resources, workshops, seminars, and symposiums to support the work of Christian leaders and congregations around Christian education, worship and music, evangelism, new church development, stewardship, funding and financial management, lay leadership development, age-level (children, youth, adult) and family ministries, small-group ministries, ethnic local church concerns, devotional life, spiritual formation, and other areas related to the lives of people and the ministries of congregations.

Invest in Discipleship Ministries to equip church and ministry leaders for their vital mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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Ways to Give:

Online: Give a one-time gift or recurring gifts with Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express. Click here to donate.

Mail: To mail a gift, make your check payable to Discipleship Ministries with the designation in the memo (please see below for a list of designations. Mail the check to:

Discipleship Ministries
PO Box 305150
Nashville, TN 37244

Gift of Securities: Support Discipleship Ministries through a donation of stock. For more information, please contact Claudine Leary at [email protected].

Direct Donation: If you have questions or need assistance with Discipleship Ministries' Direct Donation Program, please contact Claudine Leary at [email protected].

Planned Giving: Designate Discipleship Ministries as the beneficiary of your assets through a will, trust, or beneficiary designation form and invest in the disciples of Jesus Christ for generations to come. For more information, please contact Claudine Leary at [email protected].


  1. Discipleship Ministries General Fund: This unrestricted fund enables Discipleship Ministries to allocate your generous gift where it is needed the most.
  2. Discipleship Ministries Endowment Fund: The gifts to this fund will be invested to ensure the long-term sustainability and financial stability of Discipleship Ministries, providing a perpetual source of income to support our vital mission and programs. The fund allows us to continue equipping world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
  3. Path 1 Fund: The mission of Path 1 is to train, equip, and deploy church leaders, both lay and clergy, who will equip people for disciple-making and start and sustain new and vital congregations and ministries in the United States and worldwide.
  4. Preachers’ Fund: Discipleship Ministries, through a Lilly Endowment Grant, offer resources, videos and workshops, recommended preaching coaches, and online and in-person courses on preaching and worship. The Preachers’ Fund receives gifts to sustain this vital work after the five-year Lilly Grant ends.
  5. Children and Young People's Ministries Fund: This fund aims to support and nurture spiritual growth, education, and development of young people within our faith community. It also provides essential resources, programs, and opportunities that empower children and youth to become engaged disciples of Jesus Christ.
  6. Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century (SBC21): Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century is a program designed to assist United Methodist churches with predominantly Black congregations to become effective in mission and ministry.
  7. Fund for Korean, Asian, and Pacific Islander Ministries: Designating your gift to this program will enable Discipleship Ministries to continue this life-changing work of strengthening the Black church and communities.
  8. Wesley Pilgrimage: The Wesley Pilgrimage in England offers an opportunity for United Methodist clergy and laypeople to immerse themselves in the Christ-centered leadership of John and Charles Wesley; learn, play, and explore the places where the Wesley brothers lived and served; and reflect with new friends in small groups. The gifts to this fund will support the coordination and the logistics of this spiritual journey.
  9. Native American Comprehensive Plan (NACP) Fund: Gifts to this fund will sustain the work of resourcing, strengthening, and advocating for the local church in Native American communities/contexts for all generations.