The mission of the Global Missions committee is to share God’s love both nationally and internationally by providing disaster relief, community development and by funding homebuilding and repair. Global Missions members participate in annual foreign mission trips to countries around the world and in the United States.
Jesus instructed us to care about the physical needs of the people he described as, “the least of these” (Matthew 25:31). Christians must care about the needs of people who are hungry, naked or otherwise in need around the world. How does the church raise awareness of the needs of persons? How do we develop ministries and funding to respond to those needs? How do we enlist our people in becoming more involved in this kind of ministry? Those are the issues Bethany’s Global Missions Committee seeks to answer.
The committee works closely with the S.C. United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) to identify critical needs of people locally, nationally and internationally, and to address those needs through mission trips and projects.