World mission fund
he World Mission Fund (WMF) supports projects and individuals around the world.
You can donate online via Just Giving, or send cheques (making them payable to 'Methodist Church World Mission Fund') to:
Methodist Church World Mission Fund
Methodist Church House
25 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5JR
Read the latest bulletin with news of how your donations have been spent here
• Annual Methodist Missionary Society Report
Read the latest report here
• Connexional Funds Information Sheets
Click here to read our Fundraising Information sheets that will help you to explore what each connexional funds does, where the money goes and how you can help.
The World Mission Fund supports the following programmes which are currently administered through World Church Relationships:
• Nationals in Mission Appointments (NMAs):
These appointments encourage and support local people in key mission projects in their own countries. Salaries are paid by the Fund for World Mission and enable new work to be developed.
• Mission Partners:
Mission Partners are initially trained in this country and invited to serve for periods of at least one year by partner churches in the Caribbean, South & Central America, Africa, The Pacific, Asia and Europe. Find out more about Mission Partners here.
• Fund for Mission in Europe:
Read the latest project report here
• Scholarship and Leadership Training (SALT) Programme:
This programme funds men and women to study advanced or post-graduate courses in a cross-cultural setting.
• Grants for World Church Partners:
These are general grants given to partner churches enabling the partner church to decide its own priorities for the work of the Kingdom.
• Special Projects:
These are grants given on a regular basis for specific project requests from partner churches. These may range from conferences and educational projects to emergency relief and mission work in general.
Your church or circuit can, in effect, 'adopt' one of these projects and fundraise for it, however it must be emphasised that the grant has already been allocated by the World Church Office and therefore any subsequent funds raised will replace the grant, enabling further grants to be made to fund new projects. We will do our best to let you know as much as possible about the project or projects you select, however such information may be limited in detail.
• Applying for a grant from the World Mission Fund:
Grants are sought to cover partner church budget deficits, unexpected mission opportunities, movement of personnel, leadership training, and Nationals in Mission Appointments (NMAs).
In all cases, grant requests are scrutinised by a committee before being approved.
Supporting the World Mission Fund
We encourage you to pray for the work of the World Mission Fund and to use the Methodist Prayer Book (available fromwww.methodistpublishing.org.uk), which contains daily suggestions for prayer including our partner churches and Mission Partners.
Suggestions for prayer and worship for Mission Sunday.
Our booklet, International Partnership Development for Local Churches (Click here for the Spanish version), provides guidelines to support congregational, circuit and district partnerships with churches in other parts of the world.
World Mission Fund collecting boxes, made mostly from recycled materials, are available from Methodist Publishing.
The World Mission Fund, Mission in Britain Fund and general Gift Aid envelopes are also available from Methodist Publishing - both have Gift Aid declarations on them. An all-purpose donation form for the Methodist Church Funds is available for download here
• Leaving a Legacy:
Click here to find out more
• Finding a World Church Speaker:
Please request our Windows on the World list of world church speakers, by area availability.