United Methodist Appalachian
Ministry Network
Developing coordinated ministries that seek justice for all God's people in Appalachia

The vision of the United Methodist Appalachian Ministry Network is a society - where all people in Appalachia are valued - where all are offered discipleship for Jesus Christ, and - where all have the opportunity to realize God-centered spiritual, social, and economic potential.

The mission of the United Methodist Appalachian Ministry Network is to advocate for Appalachia within the structure of the United Methodist Church, working to identify and implement solutions that address the systemic causes of community and environmental issues in Appalachia through leadership development and collaboration with ministries and organizations that serve the region.

To support ministries that address systemic causes of poverty and other social issues in Appalachia. (General Church Focus Area: Engaging in ministry with the poor.)

To provide education and training for ministries and local church leaders, lay and clergy, in an Appalachian context. (General Church Focus Area: Developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world.)

To provide education and awareness for advocacy on issues that impact Appalachia. (General Church
Focus Area: Stamping out killer diseases by improving health globally.) 

To improve the capacity and effectiveness of UMAMN through consistent communication, efficient
structure, and financial development.

UMAMN receives funding from the conferences in Appalachia and from churches and individuals who support ministry in Appalachia. You can support UMAMN in a variety of ways, including prayer, financial support, and volunteering. If you are interested in working with UMAMN, please contact us using the information below. You can make donations to UMAMN through our website or through the Advance. If you want to give through the Advance, you can find two opportunies to support our
ministires. To support the Hunger & Poverty Grant Program, please give to Appalachia Hunger and Poverty and to support the opperation of UMAMN and our education and advocacy ministries, please give to Appalachian Ministry Network (#982041).  You can learn about additional ways to support UMAMN on our website. Thank you for supporting UMAMN and Appalachian ministries!