Ministries and Mission Interpreters

What is a Ministries and Mission Interpreter?

The Ministries and Mission Interpreters (MMI) are individuals passionate about mission and trained to convey the stories of mission and educate people in local churches about the work of mission around the world. MMIs represent their region (Disciples), conference (UCC) or constituency group. Currently there are fully trained and equipped MMIs actively interpreting in about two-thirds of our Conferences and Regions across the country.

The interpreters are the extended staff of Global Ministries, joining our partners in the US and across the world. The purpose is to create a ripple effect of raising awareness and passion for mission in the local church by training others to tell the stories and use our resources. The MMI group remains closely networked to each other through listserves, mailings, and regular communiques. They are available to speak, present workshops, arrange for missionary visits, provide displays and encourage ideas for mission events.

If you would like to arrange for an MMI presence in your church or area, or would like to learn more about becoming an MMI yourself, contact Marcy Dory at or Tom Morse at

Interpretation and Presentation Helpers

Mission Activities for Churches
Resources and Activities for Youth
Chronos and Kairos - MMI Don Stoebner in South Dakota shares this wonderful presentation idea.
Invocation for a meeting - This prayer, by staff member Derek Duncan, is a wonderful resource to use in the opening of a church meeting.
Be a Global Mission Church Power Point Presentation
Embodied prayer By Rev. Delle McCormick

Resources on Mission

Be a Global Mission Church
Global Advocacy and Education
Child Sponsorship
Global Partnerships
People-to-People Pilgrimages Group Mission Trips
Missionary Relationships
About Global Ministries - History, chronology, guiding principles
That All May Be One... so the World May Believe - Study of the theology of mission
200 Years of Mission: The Haystack Prayer Meeting - Resources for celebrating the Haystack Anniversary, including worship resources, history, education, events, Bible study, and more!
God's Call to Mission: Bible Study - Perfect for adult study, this study relates the history of mission to what mission means today.
Water For All! - Global Ministries Critical Water campaign includes facts, stories, projects, activities, worship and more
The Challenge of Mission Action - Presented by Rev. David A. Vargas, Co-Executive, Global Ministries and President, Division of Overseas Ministries Saturday, February 26, 2005 for the Ministries and Mission Interpreters Event, Cleveland, OH

Ideas from MMIs

Penn Southeast Conference Mission Interpreters website

Worship Resources

Worship Resources page
World AIDS Day
World Communion Sunday