In Mission Together
A Church Partnership Program
In Mission Together is a partnership program of the General Board of Global Ministries. This program is designed to assist churches to engage in shared mission and ministry with a developing congregation or in the development of a relationship that could lead to a new congregation. It encourages and affirms the role of local congregations, districts, and annual conferences to be in mission in a global setting.
General Board of Global Ministries intends to provide a trained third party facilitator to assist congregations in developing these partnerships. Initial In Mission Together efforts have been in conjunction with approved projects of The Advance in the Eastern European countries of Bulgaria, Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland and Serbia, plus the Southeast Asian countries of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Other geographical areas may be added in the future.
Interested persons can learn more about In Mission Together and potential projects by contacting Patrick Friday, Director of In Mission Together, General Board of Global Ministries, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115, Phone: 212-870-3860, Email: Pfriday@gbgm-umc.org
by Richard Arnold
11/20/09: The In Mission Together-Eastern Europe and Balkans Consultation drew hundreds from around the world participating physically and online.
by Elliott Wright
7/20/09: The West Market Street UMC has brought prayer shawls and a lot more to their partner churches in Bulgaria.
This program is designed to assist churches to engage in shared mission and ministry with a developing congregation or in the development of a relationship that could lead to a new congregation.
United Methodist congregations and faith communities in the world are struggling to survive and to be reborn.
These resources include partner guidelines, planning guide and funds transmittal forms.