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Our Four Mission Goals

Connecting the church in missionThe four goals summarize the responsibilities of the General Board of Global Ministries as set forth in The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church and in the specific program assignments made by the General Conference.

Goal 1: Make Disciples of Jesus Christ

We will witness by word and deed among those who haven't heard or heeded the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We will initiate, facilitate, and support the creation and development of communities of faith that seek, welcome and gather persons into the body of Christ and challenge them to Christian discipleship. Where direct proclamation is not permitted, a caring presence becomes the means of Christian witness.

Goal 2: Strengthen, Develop and Renew Christian Congregations and Communities

We will work mutually with mission partners in common growth and development of spiritual life, worship, witness and service.

Goal 3: Alleviate Human Suffering

We will help to initiate, strengthen and support ministries to the spiritual, physical, emotional and social needs of people.

Goal 4. Seek Justice, Freedom and Peace

We will participate with people oppressed by unjust economic, political and social systems in programs that seek to build just, free and peaceful societies.

Each of these Goals is implemented through specific programs and strategies approved by the board of directors, and carried out in cooperation with annual conferences and other mission partners across the global connection.

Additional Resources

The 4 Goals brochure is available as a 10-page, full color brochure photographs. This free resource is available through Cokesbury.com

PDF: Portable Document FileThe Mission Goals of the General Board of Global Ministries (PDF format)
PDF: Portable Document FileLes Objectifs de la Mission du Conseil Général des Ministères Globaux (PDF)
PDF: Portable Document FileObjectivos de Missão da Junta Geral de Ministérios Globais (PDF)

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