Did you know World Communion Sunday funds education for church leadership in the UMC?

World Communion Sunday
funds education for church
leadership in the UMC?

World Communion Scholarship Leadership Development Program from General Board of Global Ministries intentionally facilitates the educational preparation and training of mission partners from around the world. 50% of the giving in United Methodist churches will benefit World Communion Scholars, formerly known as Crusade Scholars. These are students who are pursuing expertise in a wide range of fields, for example, in theology, public health, sustainable development, and other areas that relate to social justice, health, and wholeness. They are scholars who are called to be leaders in communities and churches around the world. The program prioritizes individuals from marginalized communities, including women.

 

ABOUT WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY (WCS)


United Methodist churches observe World Communion Sunday on the first Sunday in October. The observance focuses the attention of United Methodists on the universal and inclusive nature of the church. Offerings collected in United Methodist churches on World Communion Sunday are used to fund scholarships for young scholars and seminarians. Donations equip racial and ethnic-minority students in the United States and international students to transform the church and communities. Half of the proceeds from the offering is for World Communion Sunday Scholars administered by the General Board of Global Ministries. The remaining half is to be used for the Ethnic Scholarship Program and the Ethnic In-Service Training Program, which are administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

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