The United Methodist Community Ministries assists congregations in doing ministry with and in the community where God has called them. Our goal is to ensure every congregation becomes involved in life-changing, risk-taking service for the transformation of the world, starting with our own local communities. We believe that a church should love their neighbors throughout the world, and especially love our neighbors who are right next door.
Within the Wisconsin Conference, the Community Ministries were established to assist local churches, cooperative ministries, and community and faith-based organizations in developing and strengthening programs that bring peace and justice to their communities. The Community Ministries also assist and accompany people on their journeys toward social, economic, cultural, and spiritual wholeness.
Through training and leadership development, networking, funding, and technical assistance, human suffering is alleviated, models of ministry are shared, collaboration is enhanced, congregations and communities are transformed, and "the least of these" are affirmed as equal partners in God's mission.