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Strengthening the Connection: An Interview with R. Randy Day 
by Christie R. House
The Rev. R. Randy Day begins his tenure as General Secretary after serving two years as a deputy general secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries. He was previously assigned to oversee the Evangelization and ... (continue)

Global Gathering IV: In Mission Together -  A Celebration of Christian Mission
by Robert Harman
The United Methodist Church has just completed what many consider to be the most active decade in its mission history. The General Board of Global Ministries, through its philosophy of facilitating mission, has enabled the ... (continue)

Material Resources Needs Increase, Supplies Are Low 
by Christie R. House
“Since September 11, 2001, our giving has been way down, both in funds and material goods,” was the sad news from Harrietta Reynolds, the interim director of Sager-Brown in Baldwin, Louisiana. Glenn Druilhet, director of the ... (continue)

Building a Year-Round Mission Program:  Suggestions for the Local Church
by Una Jones
There are a number of different ways for the pastor and the mission committees of local United Methodist churches to stay connected and informed about mission opportunities through the General Board of Global Ministries. ... (continue)

2003 Planning Calendar for United Methodist Missions 
by Una Jones
Month-by-month suggestions of mission activities to do in your church.... (continue)

A New Year For Mission 
by Christie R. House

Welcome to 2003, a good year to start some new mission projects. A good year to assess the congregation’s mission priorities. A good year to spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the neighborhood, throughout the nation, and around the world. ...(continue)

The online version of New World Outlook features selected articles from the printed magazine. These additional stories appear in the print publication.
From Vietnam to North Carolina: A Montagnard Family Journey
Resources for the Mission-Minded Congregation
Dulac Community Center: A Hub for the Houma
Stories of Faith: Come to the Table
Mission Memo
A Global Odyssey: The Autobiography of James K. Mathews. A book review by Randy Day
How Long, O Lord: Stories of Twentieth Century Korea by George E. Ogle. A book review by Jungrea Chung
Bulletin Inserts
2002 Index
Mission Travel Study to Mexico, 2002


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