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Three Ways to Support United Methodist Missionaries

United Methodist mission personnel commissioned by the General Board of Global Ministries are supported through three major avenues:

  1. Of primary importance is the World Service Fund, one of eight funds to which congregations contribute through their apportionments. It provides basic financial resources for the core ministries of our denomination, underwriting the work of Global Ministries and its mission personnel, as well as the work of other general agencies of the church.
  2. Secondly, a portion of support for all mission personnel comes from the Pledge to Mission from local United Methodist Women's units channeled through the Women's Division of Global Ministries.
  3. The third avenue of support is through The Advance, the second-mile giving channel of The United Methodist Church:
    • Dove and Rainbow Clip Art DrawingCovenant Relationship Program:
      Since 1974, the Covenant Relationship Program has enabled United Methodist congregations to surround our mission personnel with love and prayer, and to grow in understanding the context in which these missionaries serve by learning about the place of service and its people, culture, traditions and religious life. Read more...
    • Support from individuals or churches outside the United Methodist connection:
      Please indicate the missionary's name and Advance code number, make a check payable to Advance GCFA, and send gifts directly to: Advance GCFA, P.O. Box 9068, GPO, New York, NY 10087-9068