World Mission Fund
Caring for those around us
The Methodist Way of Life commitment for Learning and Caring includes that 'We will care for ourselves and those around us' . And as we are part of a global Methodist community this particular commitment allows us to think about caring for those around us, globally.
As Methodists, we believe in learning and caring as part of our discipleship and there are plenty of opportunities for us to support the Church whether that’s in prayer, the giving of our time or the giving of our money.
Through our global relationships in the Methodist Church, the World Mission Fund is able to support 107 partner churches and organisations in Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific in their mission and ministry to respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission; through evangelism, mission work, schools, hospitals, environmental projects, emergency situations, administration, training and much more.
The World Mission Fund (WMF) supports projects and individuals around the world and this work is only made possible by kind donations.
The World Mission Fund supports the following programmes which are currently administered through Global Relationships:
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 more here.
Essential Assistance Grants
These are grants given to partner churches enabling the partner church to decide its own priorities for the work of the Kingdom.
General or Solidarity Grants
These grants are to a partner who is facing particularly difficult circumstances or an emergency situation. Although the grants may seem quite small in the global scale of things, they are a rapid response that express solidarity in partnership and can often open the door for our partners to receive other funding from around the world.
Capacity Building Grants
To enable partner churches to strategically build their capacity and resources to become self sustaining.
Applying for a grant from the World Mission Fund:
Most grants are given to partner churches to develop their own mission priorities. Money is applied for through, and in full consultation with, the relevant Partnership Coordinator in the Global Relationships Office (GR) of the British Methodist Church.
In all cases, grant requests are scrutinised by a committee before being approved.
Supporting the World Mission Fund:
Visit our donate webpage.
We encourage you to pray for the work of the World Mission Fund and to use the Methodist Prayer Handbook (available from www.methodistpublishing.org.uk), which contains daily suggestions for prayer including our partner churches and Mission Partners. Also, keep up to date with news from global partners here and on the Global Relationships Twitter feed @world_parish
Organise a World Mission Sunday worship service or a world mission event in your church and use these helpful resources.
Links with Churches in other parts of the world
A growing number of churches and circuits are building twinning links with Methodist partner churches around the world. Their aim is to share and learn in mission, understanding, culture and worship across Methodist communities – together. Read more here.
Order your collection envelopes for the World Mission Fund, Mission in Britain Fund, Methodist Church Fund and general Gift Aid envelopes from Methodist Publishing.
Leaving a Legacy
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Global Relationship News
You can read all the latest stories from our Mission Partners here.
Finding a World Church Speaker
To request a speaker, please email firstname.lastname@example.org