Global Ministries and International Connections

The General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) is the global mission agency of The United Methodist Church, its annual conferences, missionary conferences, and local congregations. The work of mission in virtually any context involves relationships-- interactions in the name of Jesus Christ between and among persons and organizations.

United Methodist global ministries is not about mere programs, and projects, and training sessions - whether those are in relief, or church construction, or community-health programs, or personnel assignments. Quite ordinary men and women are transformed into a holy community - a  church that is a sign of God's presence as we pursue God's mission.

Global Ministries has four mission goals:
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

Find out more about these goals at

New England Connections

Click on the links in the menu to the left to learn more about GBGM and about New England global connections, including our international covenant relationships with West Angola and Nicaragua, missionaries supported by New England Conference churches, global mission giving opportunities, and more!

Contact GBGM

General Board of Global Ministries
The United Methodist Church
475 Riverside Drive - New York, New York 10115
1-800-UMC-GBGM or 1-800-862-4246

Visit the General Board of Global Ministries web site at