Global Ministries administers three of The United Methodist Church's five ethnic/language ministry plans, better known as the US "national plans." These three ministries, supported by general church funds, are specifically charged with making disciples for Jesus Christ among the Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, and Korean American communities in the United States.
The national plans strive for unity within diversity. They aim to expand the ministry of The United Methodist Church in a way that doesn't compromise the ethnic and cultural context of each of the communities they serve.
The Committee to explore ways in which the General Church could assist development of Asian American ministries in a comprehensive manner was formed by the action of 1992 general Conference. In the new quadrennium, it is anticipated that the Asian American Language Ministry Plan will include Paglago (Filipino Ministry Plan) as well as the other emerging sub-ethnic groups.
The Korean American National Plan was established by the United Methodist General Conference of 2000 for the purpose of strengthening Korean ministries within and outside the church. This links to the Korean-language UMC.org website.
The vision of the National Plan is that Hispanic and Latino people will experience new and abundant life as they experience God through Jesus Christ and that The United Methodist Church, by the very sharing of this message through word and deed, will be energized in new and exciting ways (the winds of Pentecost at work).