How is Global Ministries governed? By the Common Global Ministries Board (CGMB) composed of six international partners, 20 Division of Overseas Ministries (Disciples) board members and 20 Wider Church Ministries (UCC) board members.
Who are Global Ministries international partners? Autonomous churches historically related to Disciples and UCC, as well as a variety of other denominations, ecumenical organizations, councils of churches, indigenous churches, educational and healthcare institutions, and sustainable development organizations.
How many partners does Global Ministries have? Over 270 partner churches and organizations in about 70 countries around the world.
Why is Global Ministries unique? No two denominations in U.S. Christianity have entered into covenantal partnership to engage in global mission together through a common structure.
What is Global Ministries' mission? To recieve and share the Good News of Jesus Christ by joining with global and local partners to work for justice, reconciliation and peace.
How does Global Ministries send missionaries? When international partners send a specific request for a missionary that meets the Critical Presence criteria and finances are available for the appointment, then a person who can fill the role is sought.
Under the Critical Presence criteria, what is the primary focus for missionary appointments? Global Ministries seeks to appoint mission personnel to places where capacity-building (leadership and community social infrastructure development leading to self-sufficiency) and healthcare are a primary focus.
Are there other options for short-term service through Global Ministries? In 2010, 14 individuals served as short-term volunteers (two weeks to 11 months) and 94 group mission trips were recorded through the People-to-People pilgrimage office.
How does Global Ministries help local congregations engage in global mission? Global Ministries offers the Be a Global Mission Church booklet with a 5-step process for congregations to develop a plan of action and be recognized as a Global Mission congregation.
Where does Global Ministries have home-based staff? Half of the staff is in Cleveland at the UCC Church House and the other half is in Indianapolis at the Disciples Center. The staff is led by two Co-Executives, one in Indianapolis and one in Cleveland.
Can I give to Global Ministries? Gifts are welcome and can be sent to Global Ministries in either Cleveland or Indianapolis. You also may designate your gifts for any of the more than 250 special giving projects that you find on the Global Ministries website globalministries.org
How can I help tell the story of Global Ministries? Consider attending a Ministries and Mission Interpreters (MMI) training to learn more about Global Ministries and become a part of the network of the 1100 plus Disciples and UCC MMIs who are advocating for the work of Global Ministries around the globe.