Mission Stories

Methodists have always been a mission-minded people. Mission involves Christians set by God to and from anywhere who cross boundaries to spread the gospel in word, sign, and deed. Following this understanding, Methodists from all continents, from many nationalities, races, and ethnicities, both women and men, lay and ordained, have organized, supported, and engaged in mission to evangelize; start new churches; work for justice; alleviate suffering; build peace; empower women; train leaders in society; conduct medical missions; start new churches, schools, hospitals, clinics, and printing presses; and witness to the kingdom of God. Share your story with us.

Willard, Frances

Willard, Frances

Doing Justice: Women’s Suffrage, Workers’ Rights, Anti-Child Labor Efforts Courageous Methodist women, such as Anna Howard Shaw and Frances Willard,...

Sawyer, Sallie

Sawyer, Sallie

Co-founder of Bethlehem Centers of Nashville More than 100 years ago, Estelle Haskins, a white missionary with the Methodist Training...

Ames, Jessie

Ames, Jessie

Lynching Is an Indefensible Crime In 1930 Methodist woman Jessie Daniel Ames gathered a small group of daring women together...

Holbrook, Ella

Holbrook, Ella

Faithful Service in Hawaii: Susannah Wesley Community Center With a $500 grant from the Woman’s Home Missionary Society of the...