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The Academy of Mission Renewal

Open Doors.The Academy of Mission Renewal is an opportunity for United Methodists to expand our understandings of mission theology and to empower us to engage our congregations in God's Mission.

Visit the Academy online


Global Ministries Mission Seminars

GBGM Mission Seminar brochure

This brochure explains seminars offered by the General Board of Global Ministries to inform visitors about how mission in The United Methodist Church is carried out. The seminars are open to youth groups, confirmation classes, United Methodist Women, new pastors and seminaries, local church mission work area leaders, conference mission leaders and all who are interested in mission.

For more information about how to arrange a mission seminar, to Global Ministries' Mission Seminars page.


Four Goals of Mission
General Board of Global Ministries

Cover for Four Goals of MissionThis full color, attractive brochure contains the four goals of the General Board of Global Ministries with a listing of the units of this agency. A new version will be published by April 2008.

Download the brochure:

PDFEnglish (10 pp, 780K)

Global Ministries Biennial Report

Cover images of 2006-2007 Biennial ReportA two-year report of how the General Board of Global Ministries connects the church in mission. The reports includes the financial report and a list of the board of directors.

Read the most current report.


Global Praise

Collage of three Global Praise CDsGlobal Praise is a Global Ministries program that gathers, receives, and shares the songs of "the people called Methodist" and other Christians around the world. Music is imperative, if we are to move outside of ourselves, relate to others, and build community.

Visit Global Praise's Music Resources Catalog.

Mission Possible!

Mission Possible

A compilation of 39 weeks of lesson plans from previously printed guides: topics include Mexico, Interfaith Communities, India-Pakistan, Cuba, and Children of Biblical Lands with special lessons for Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and World Communion Sunday.

Order this resource online from the Mission Resource Center, by phone or mail.


Mission Study Resources

Israel-Palestine Book CoverMission studies lead to action by motivating, informing, and enriching the commitment of United Methodists to global ministry. Resources include print, video, and internet materials for adults, youth, and children.

For more annual mission study resources visit the Mission Studies web site.

Mutuality in Mission

Mutuality in MissionThis book is a projection of the future of mission in a global context. Each chapter concludes with questions for group discussion or personal reflection. Drawing on stories to drive home major points, this book will encourage dialog and discussion.

Order this book from Cokesbury. #9781890569327; $8.00


Concepts of Mission

Concepts of Mission Brochure CoverThis booklet attempts to bridge the gap between mission scholarship and mission as understood by laypersons. There are chapters on the biblical basis for mission, concepts of mission in the 21st Century, and social justice issues and mission.

Order this resource online from the Mission Resource Center, by phone or mail.

Partnership in God's Mission:Partnership in God's Mission

The Theology of Mission Statement of the General Board of Global Ministries. It articulates theological understandings which interpret and guide program directions of this mission agency.

Order this brochure from Cokesbury. Free for Postage and Handling. English, #528979; Spanish, #529016; Korean, #527233.


Planning Your Mission Celebration EventPlanning Your Mission Celebration Event

This 44-page manual provides guidelines, ideas, and resources to plan your event and other mission education opportunities to interpret the global ministries of the church, in a district or within a cluster of churches.

Download the Manual:

Planning Your Mission Celebration Event (PDF, 44 pp, 2000K)

Prayer CalendarPrayer Calendar

Daily guidance in prayer for the work and workers of the General Board of Global Ministries.

Order this resource online from the Mission Resource Center, by phone or mail.


Steps for Leading Mission in the District

Steps for the Leader of Mission in the Local ChurchThis four-page leaflet guides district church mission leaders with program ideas, resources, and activities.

Order this resource from Cokesbury. #529449; Free for postage and handling

Youth and Adult Curriculum

Cover art for The United Methodist Christian by the Rev. Dr. MagruderThis section provides samples of Christian resources relating to youth and adults for use in the emerging and re-emerging church that can be downloaded at no charge. These resources, provided by the Mission Education unit of the General Board of Global Ministries, are intended as "core material" to be adapted to fit varied cultural settings. The emerging and re-emerging churches are encouraged to provide stories, activities and art from their own cultures thereby creating resources that fit their own contexts.

Download resources provided by the Rev. Dr. Wes Magruder: