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The Community and Institutional Ministries programĀ unit of the General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church, is a combination of nine distinct but highly collaborative program areas:

National Mission Institutions

National Mission Institutions

The "Caring Connection" of National Missions Institutions includes 103 community centers, schools, colleges, health care facilities and women's residences.
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SPSARV

SPSARV

SPSARV develops UMC leadership to provide ministries of prevention, treatment and advocacy as they respond to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues.
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Town & Country

Town & Country

Town and Country Ministries serve communities and churches located in isolated areas, rural villages, country seat towns, and small cities.
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Urban Ministries

Urban Ministries

Urban Ministry Training and the National Holy Boldness Urban Academy train conferences and churches to respond to drug abuse, poverty, crime, violence, poor education, substandard housing, and other urban challenges.
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Cooperative Ministries

Cooperative Ministries

The Cooperative Ministries Team brings general church agencies together to plan collaboratively for the development of cooperative and shared ministries in The United Methodist Church and ecumenical settings. These ministries benefit from leadership and resource development, research and advocacy - all of which are critical to their growth and success.
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United Methodist Voluntary Service (UMVS)

United Methodist Voluntary Service (UMVS)

Through UMVS, we are in solidarity with volunteer-based groups that challenge unjust political, social and economic systems which drain the energy and resources of the poor.
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Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice

The United Methodist Church is convinced that the nation's leaders should give attention to the improvement of the total criminal justice system and to the elimination of social conditions that breed crime and cause disorder, rather than foster a false confidence in the effectiveness of the death penalty.
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