CROSSING BOUNDARIES: PARTNERSHIP IN MISSION
Celebrating 200 Years of Methodist Missions
This is a call to active engagement in mission, individually and as a church community. Join us to connect with others that are passionate about mission, take home resources and learn about opportunities to put compassion into action.
Join us in one of three events during October. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with lunch and child care included:
Roseburg UMC, October 5th
Tigard UMC, October 12th
Boise UMC, October 26th
Two hundred years ago John Stewart, an African American farmer in Ohio, began a ministry to the Wyandot tribe of Native Americans. This humble beginning even then reflected the “from everywhere to everywhere” understanding of global missions that is leading us into the 21st century.
We in Oregon and Idaho are the direct descendants of that mission movement. As we mark the 200th anniversary of Methodist global ministry the Oregon-Idaho Global Ministry Team is bringing a Bicentennial celebration to three regional locations in the fall of 2019. It will be a celebration of our history, but also a chance for individuals and churches to equip themselves with resources and information on current mission opportunities both locally and globally.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Hartley, Professor of Christian Mission at George Fox University.
Workshop offerings will include these areas:
For more information, please contact Roz Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.618.9999.
We are active and engaged in Missions
We are a church in service to the least, the last, and the lost wherever there is a need. Examples of individual and teams in service are:
- Locally - in our communities, we provide shelters and soup kitchens, serve on Habitat for Humanity and National Rebuilding Together projects, participate in SOLVE projects, and a host of other needs as they become known. Members serve as first responders and, as a Conference, we work with other non-governmental agencies active in disasters to prepare for crises and respond as needed.
- Locally, Regionally and Nationally - we provide Early Response Teams (ERT) and United Methodist Volunteer in Missions (UMVIM) teams to assist in Relief and Long Term Recovery efforts following natural and human-caused disasters like earthquakes, wildfires, major storms, and flooding.
- Domestically and Internationally - we provide UMVIM teams, and individuals who itinerate long-term as Missionaries or Individual Volunteers in Mission working with our General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) and United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
If you think God may be calling you to explore opportunities in mission work, contact our Conference Missions Secretary.
Support For Our Disaster Ministries
Fire, flood, tornado, or earthquake can change lives in an instant, and each present real threats within our Conference. Get the skills and information you need to develop and be part of response teams for emergencies near or far. Being ready to offer a trained and caring Christian response is critical, but it takes dedicated training to be effective.
ERT Basic, Advanced, and UMVIM Team Leader Training
Are you prepared to be a member of teams that respond to crisis and disaster? You can make a difference. Emergency Response Teams (ERT) get training on how to respond when natural disasters strike and how to be an effective caring Christian presence with the survivors.
For more information, contact our Conference UMVIM ERT Coordinator, Larry Johnson.
Check Out Generation Transformation...Designed for Young Adults!
Global Missions Fellows applications will be accepted later this year for next year's class...stay tuned.
Check out the opportunities at Generation Transformation, created by the General Board of Global Ministries to engage young adults, ages 18 - 30, in mission opportunities.