Partners in God's Mission
"God's light shines in every corner of the earth, and God's mission extends to all creation. There are no places in the world where God is not present, only places where God in Christ is not known, acknowledged, served or heeded.
Partnership is God's mission means being in mission as God is in mission. It is global in focus and local in expression. In the United Methodist tradition it is also connectional in representation.
Mission programs and ministries are not an option in the church. Nor are they simply our efforts to help God. They are the foundation for spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. The basis of our theology of mission is that we are all partners in God's mission and are called to participate."
From the United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries, Theology of Mission Statement