NYAC Global Ministries

The New York Conference has had a long and vibrant history of mission work, sending short-term volunteer mission teams around the world to share the gospel, by presence, action, and word.
It is our hope to maintain the integrity and vitality of those efforts, to build upon them, to bring more groups into the mission dialogue, and to offer more opportunities for local, national and international involvement and outreach.

Jeremy Bassett, UMC Missionary, writes, “The purpose of devoting our lives to following Christ is not to sit around waiting for the return of Jesus. Rather, our faith is defined by our active, intentional, and Christlike participation in the work of God’s mission. We must share our faith. We are meant to be devoted to following Christ in the world.”

You are invited to be a part of that mission journey. 

United Methodist Volunteers In Mission began as a grassroots, laity-driven, short-term mission program back in the 1970's. It continues to inspire thousands of volunteers each year to go and put God’s love in action.  The New York Conference supports Volunteer Mission trips in countries around the world — in places where the need for our service is welcomed. The main purpose of this short term mission ministry is to make the love of God visible, meaningful, and redemptive in the midst of human need. Volunteers are sent to develop trusting and enduring relationships that would foster partnership with the under-resourced, disenfranchised, marginalized, and oppressed in order to build hope and transformation lives.

Our volunteers and team leaders are required to take training to learn about the most effective ways of volunteering.

List of countries in which we serve, and upcoming mission journeys. 


The Youth Ambassadors In Mission (YAM) ministry focuses on one main goal; Making Disciples for Christ.  This goal is achieve by growing young Christian leaders, developing their faith, teaching them how to love and serve God’s children everywhere in this world, and instilling in them the Wesleyan/Holiness missions spirit of evangelism and social responsibility. 







Meet the missionaries supported by the NY Conference, then read their stories.