But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent?
United Methodist Women's mission education programs equip members for mission involvement through:
- study and exposure to new information that expands concepts of mission;
- interaction with people from diverse communities;
- prayer and reflection; and
- opportunities to participate in mission activities.
United Methodist Women's mission eduction programs include:
Mission studies and Schools of Christian Mission -- Each year selected themes related to spiritual growth topic, a geographic area, and a current issue are the focus of study in United Methodist Women Schools of Christian Missions around the country. The schools, a program started in the mid-1930s, are organized by United Methodist Women leaders in each regional conference of the United Methodist Church.
response -- The magazine of United Methodist Women publishes 11 times a year, bringing an invigorating array of Bible studies, articles on current issues, stories on programs and institutions financially supported by United Methodist Women, a Spanish-language page and program suggestions.
United Methodist Seminars on National and International Affairs -- The seminars, offered at the United Methodist Women-owned Church Center for the United Nations across the street from the UN, enables participants to encounter global issues in the light of biblical and theological reflection. The seminars emphasize The United Methodist Church's commitment to human rights, racial justice, world peace and global justice.
Reading Program -- The Women's Division recommends a diverse range of books with the intention of broadening exposure to a variety of concepts. The Reading Program should encourage United Methodist Women members to expand understanding and participation in God's mission, encourage critical thinking about the issues facing humanity today, and to strengthen involvement in local and global Christian mission.
Leadership training -- Elected officers in each local unit, district and conference of United Methodist Women participate in training events and leadership development experiences provided by the organization at various times each year.
Assembly -- Every four years United Methodist Women Assembly brings together women from across the organization for four-days of worship, fellowship, study, enrichment and challenge.