Did you know The Advance is more than 70 years old?

Did you know The Advance is more than 70 years old?

Although The Advance program has been in existence for over 70 years it did not get its official name until 1964. The Advance for Christ and His Church was the name of the petition created by the General Conference that established The Advance in 1948. The Advance was voted as a permanent channel of giving in 1956. Since its founding, The Advance has helped raised millions of dollars for mission starting with World War 2 and has responded to other world crisis like 9/11 and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Your gifts through The Advance make a difference! Thanks to your generosity, Bibles are printed, children receive vaccinations, pastors get bicycles for ministry work, wells are dug and much more is accomplished. Lives are transformed daily in Africa, Asia/Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States. You serve in Christ's name through The Advance. More than 2,000 mission projects are funded every year because of your partnership with missionaries and mission organizations in more than 100 countries.


The Advance is an accountable, voluntary giving platform that supports the worldwide mission of The United Methodist Church. The Advance channel ensures 100% of each gift reaches its intended mission or ministry. You decide which program or ministry to support through The Advance platform. The purpose of The Advance is to: 1) be an educational tool connecting with the ministries being established around the world; 2) be an evangelical vehicle to rebuild and expand faith communities and churches; and 3) provide a safe channel to send aid to those in need and other displaced and hurting people. The Advance work is managed through the General Board of Global Ministries.

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