Global Ministries at General Assemby

Global Ministries at General Assemby


You’re invited to connect with Global Ministries by participating in the many opportunities offered at General Assembly.

International Dinner – Legacy, Hope, and a Just Peace in the Middle East

Date: Monday, July 20, 2015, 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.
Venue: Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel
28th Peter Ainslie Lecture: Rt. Rev. Dr. Munib Younan, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land
Program: Global Ministries Awards of Affirmation and International Guests, Launch of the Middle East Initiative
Tickets: $25 and will be available in the General Assembly Registration area in Columbus beginning Saturday July 18 at 8:00 a.m.  You also can secure tickets through contacting Jennifer Neer in Global Ministries at or (317) 713-2555. 


Come visit the Global Ministries exhibit, located in the Exhibit Hall, and meet global partners and missionaries and learn more about how you can connect to the world through Global Ministries, such as through the Middle East Initiative, kicking off at General Assembly.

Bethlehem_communion.jpgThe Middle East Initiative

Join Global Ministries in The Middle East Initiative
Launching at General Assembly 2015!

Enduring Legacy — Sustaining Hope — Envisioning a Just Peace

Pray. Learn. Engage.

Who are the Christians in the Middle East? How do we partner with churches and people of faith in the region? What difference can we make together?

Sharing Stories, Building Partnerships, Taking Action

Learn more by visiting the exhibit and attending the International Dinner.

Education Tracks

Global Ministries is involved in the Global Ecumenical Education Track at General Assembly. Starred (*) items are Global Ministries related workshops/core lectures.

Global Ecumenical

Sunday Core Lecture – Wafa Goussous*, Director of the Orthodox Initiative of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Lands and the Jordan office of the Middle East Council of Churches. 

Monday – Response to Sunday’s Core Lecture by:

  • Rev. Dr. Jim Moos*
    Co-Executive of Global Ministries and Executive Minister of Wider Church Ministries, United Church of Christ
  • Teresa Crist
    PhD student at University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology and member of the Council on Christian Unity Board of the General Church
  • Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan *
    Bishop of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, President of The Lutheran World Federation
  • Rev. Linda McCrae
    Pastor of Central Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN

GA2015-Logo.jpgTuesday Workshops

  • A World of Christianities*
  • Partnership, Power and Perception*
  • Disciples and Catholics in Global Dialogue: What’s the Point?
  • Learning from our Ecumenical Partners*
  • The Congo Initiative*

Wednesday Workshops

  • Middle East Initiative*
  • Global Ministries 101*
  • Engaging in Interfaith Relationships*
  • The World at Our Doorsteps
  • How do Disciples Understand our Call to Christian Unity in the 21st Century
  • World Welcoming Ways: Models for Refugee & Immigration Ministries in Your Local


To register for the General Assembly and sign up for the GM dinner go to: