- GBGM Missionary
Commissioned persons called to serve in a variety of ways: pastors, teachers, nurses or in other healing ministries in various agencies ministries and ecumenical programs and in many other forms of ministry all over the world. Read their biographies.
- Amity Teachers
The two-year Amity Teachers Program is funded by the denominations through Church World Service. Teachers are recruited by each denomination, recommended to Amity through Church World Service, then trained and sent by CWS. Amity assigns the teachers to the schools and provides a stipend and housing at the site. They are non-commissioned missionaries, no covenant relationships, and do not itinerate.
- Church and Community Workers Ministry (CCW)
GBGM commissioned persons devoted to uplifting the poor and disenfranchised in rural and urban areas primarily in the United States. Workers are assigned to cooperative parishes, ethnic ministries, criminal justice ministries, congregational health ministries, immigration, rural and urban ministries and disaster response.
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- Home Missionary
Lay and clergy, women and men who have responded to the call of God in their lives and have been commissioned by The United Methodist Church to ministries of love, justice and service in church-related vocations and helping professions. They form a community that is rooted in Scripture, informed by history, driven by mission, ecumenical in scope and global in outreach. This category is not open to new persons. Read their biographies.
- Mission Intern Program
Young adults ages 20-30 engage in a three-year program of leadership development, divided between an international assignment and an assignment in the intern's home country, based on the understanding that work for social justice is fundamental to the living out of their faith. The program encourages young adults to learn from communities of faith and to connect that understanding to a community in the intern's home context. Participants work as grassroots organizers and/or advocates in areas of conflict resolution, peace with justice education, environmental preservation, economic development, indigenous rights, women's and children's issues, and more. Read more ... Read their biographies.
- National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries (NPHLM)
The National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries represents the first coordinated, comprehensive effort of the United Methodist Church to focus on the development and strengthening of Hispanic/Latino ministries, seeking to incorporate the missionary placements into the ongoing ministries of the Annual Conference by the end of the first or, at the most, at the end of the second term. NPHLM Commissioned Missionaries are also called to establish covenant relationships with local Churches for their support. Read their biographies.
- US-2 Program
Young adults ages 20-30 serve for two years as part of this social justice and leadership development program, and are assigned to diverse ministries at faith-based agencies and community organizations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The program encourages young adults to deepen their faith while examining their role in church and society in an opportunity to live with and learn from communities of strength while struggling with hunger, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, illiteracy, children at risk, substance abuse, racism, domestic violence, and inadequate health care. Read more ... Read their biographies.
- Associates in Missionary Service - Red Bird Missionary Conference And Alaska Missionaries
Non-commissioned missionary personnel who are serving in the Red Bird Missionary Conference, and in the Alaska Missionary Conference, predominately in pastoral positions, who are recruited and trained directly by the Red Bird Missionary Conference, or Alaska Missionary Conference. Read the biographies of Alaska and Red Bird missionaries.
- International Persons in Mission (IPIM), and Person in Mission in Own Country (PIM)
A person sent by a colleague church or ecumenical agency to serve as a person in mission in her or his own country (PIM), in a country other than his/her own (IPIM), with financial support from the Person in Mission Program of the General Board of Global Ministries. These programs may be supported through The Advance as a part of the Global Mission Partners program."
- Missionary Associates
An historical category created when the concept of negotiated/shared support arose for those serving in institutions in Japan. Missionary associates are paid by the institution they serve, with a variety of benefit packages with Global Ministries, but do not have an advance number, and do not itinerate. This category provides a vehicle for a missionary visa status which benefits the institution, and these persons are "associated" in name to Global Ministries.
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