Young adults attending a Wisconsin Conference missions eventMissionaries are vital to the work of Board of Global Ministries as they make disciples of Jesus Christ. These commissioned persons are usually--but not always--called to serve outside their country of origin. Missionaries serve in a wide range of roles, as pastors, teachers and educators, nurses, doctors and health coordinators, social workers, church planters, evangelists, congregational and leadership developers, regional coordinators for UMCOR, agriculturalists, and in a variety of other ways through various forms of denominational or ecumenical ministries.

These individuals witness and serve in dramatically different locales and cultures and engage in a range of activities. Church and Community Workers are missionaries who work in marginalized communities to strengthen and extend the church into the community, and welcome and embrace the community within the church. The various other categories of mission personnel include Mission Personnel Serving Outside the United States, Mission Personnel Serving Inside the United States, Hispanic/Latino Ministry, Mission Interns, US-2 Program for Young Adults, Summer Interns, and Deaconess/Home Missioner Ministry. These missionaries are truly a tangible connection between the church and mission.

There are several paths to mission service through the Board of Global Ministries. It is this organization's responsibility to commission missionaries to work within the United States, as well in more than 60 countries around the world.

You can help support the work of our Wisconsin missionaries by inviting them to visit during their itineration time. You can support them financially using their Advance Code # that is listed. And you can support them at the level of a Covenant Relationship of $5.00 per member or $2500 per church, which puts your church on the "must visit" list when they return home to itinerate. They appreciate your prayers and communications.