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Board of Directors Meeting - Spring 2009

Photos of Global Ministries directors, staff, and other United Methodist leaders.

Board of Directors, April 2009


Yong Jiang Zhou is a Global Ministries scholar.Scholarships for Leadership

by Elliott Wright
5/1/09: Global Ministries directors approved scholarships totaling $1,348,321 for advanced and college-level study in the 2009-2010 academic year.
Bishop Bruce R. OughMissions Board Suffers Loss of Investment Income, UMNS
Rural and Urban Mission Offices to Be Linked on Trial Basis, GBGM
Church Agency Received Report on Child Abuse in Mission Settings, GBGM

Global Ministries Cross and Flame LogoMission Agency Directors Approve Steps Toward Operational Restructure

by Elliott Wright
4/30/09: Better alignment with "the realities of the church" and response to economic downturn are the goals of this action.

Jennifer Battiest is a Global Ministries missionary serving the Clinton Indian United Methodist Church in Oklahoma.Native Heritage, Christian Faith Bring Conflict

by Linda Bloom
4/29/09: Jennifer Battiest's faith journey has been aided by a Jewish Holocaust survivor and two little girls of the Clinton Indian United Methodist Church where she now serves.

Bishop Bruce R. Ough"Face-Forward Faith" Required in Obedience to God's Mission

4/28/09: Global Ministries president Bishop Bruce R. Ough opened the spring board meeting with an address, "No Looking Back."

Hunger and poverty affect many of the world's children.Strengthening the Connection: Mission Program Updates - April 2009

This publication updates the work of of Global Ministries since the last meeting of the directors in October 2008. It is available for download in whole or in sections.