2007 Spring GBGM
Board of Directors, Spring 2007
The following petitions were approved in April 2007 by the board of directors to be forwarded to General Conference 2008:
- Petition to Create a Conference Committee on Mission Personnel; 1 page PDF, 10 K
- Name Change of the Crusade Scholarship Program To the World Communion Scholarship Program; 5 page PDF, 15 K
- Central Conference Affairs; 1 page PDF, 10 K
- Advance Legislation; 7 page PDF, 23 K
A gathering of photos and comments from the Mission Volunteers Board of
Directors Spring 2007 Meeting.
The United Methodist mission agency will grant $1.25 million in leadership development scholarship aid to 250 students from 46 countries in the 2007-08 academic year. The appropriations were approved by directors of the General Board of Global Ministries meeting in Stamford, CT, on April 23-26.
Every child in the United States, regardless of immigration status or family income, should have access to comprehensive health and mental health care, according to The United Methodist Church's women's organization.
Always Room at the Mission Banquet: April 27, 2007
Rev. R. Randy Day's Address to Global Ministries Board of Directors
'To engage in Christian mission and to be reached through Christian mission are both experiences of God's loving grace,' said the Rev. R. Randy Day to the directors of the General Board of Global Ministries; he challenged directors to themselves become emissaries distributing convincing invitations to the 'feast of grace.'
The mission agency of The United Methodist Church plans to develop branch offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. "We are a denomination global in our attitudes and affections, and the time has come to make this visible in our operational structure," said the Rev. R. Randy Day in his semi-annual address to directors of the General Board of Global Ministries.
The Methodist Church in Cuba is thriving more than it ever has since Fidel Castro took power in 1959. But actions by the U.S. government have had a negative impact on mission work and ministry between Cuban church members and their American counterparts, according to leaders of Cuba's Methodists.
The United Methodist Church will have its first mission center in Nepal, the country at the top of the world, through the generosity of an individual church member in New Jersey. Mr. Chang W. Kim of Arcola United Methodist Church, Paramus, NJ, has given $100,000 to the General Board of Global Ministries toward the purchase of a building in Kathmandu to house offices, a congregation, and housing for the pastor. The board will add another $114,000 to the project.
The United Methodist Church's international mission agency marked Africa Malaria Day, April 25, with prayers and the release of new educational material on its comprehensive anti- malaria campaign. The special observance came during the semi-annual directors' meeting of the General Board of Global Ministries, an organization with personnel and projects in more than 125 countries.