The disciples were instructed to serve locally and globally, but in the region around their home, as well. Bonaire is intimately connected to great ministries that serve children, care for adults with special challenges, and help raise up leaders to serve future generations.
In response to Christ and the Church, the mission of The Methodist Home is to be a model agency that restores childhoods, strengthens families, and cultivates a people-building organization. Started in the years following the Civil War, the organization began its journey from an orphanage to a residential treatment and foster care provider, that shelters while nourishing and enriching each child’s life to prepare them to transition into productive, healthy adult members of society. Over the last 141 years, the Home has evolved from a 92-acre working farm with a few small buildings to a beautiful residential campus that provides hope and happiness to at-risk children and youth and 5 other campuses around South Georgia in Americus, Columbus, St. Marys and Valdosta.
Established in 1984, Wesley Glen Ministries serves adults with developmental disabilities by providing a home environment and continuum of programs to allow each individual to develop skills and greater confidence, living happy, full lives as contributing members of their Wesley Glen family and the surrounding community. Wesley Glen is a private, not for profit agency and ministry of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church whose mission is to increase the public awareness to the strengths and barriers related to people with mental disabilities, while being committed to providing services, in a Christian atmosphere, that improve the quality of life for individuals and their families. Read more here.
One of the most powerful partnerships we have for the future of the church is the 16 Wesley Foundations that serve 18 college campuses in the state of Georgia, along with nine United Methodist Colleges and Universities. Through a Wesley Foundation, a student is offered opportunities for worship, service, Bible study, prayer, conversation regarding questions of faith and today's world, pastoral care, Christian mentoring, and fellowship.
Our connections run deep: Scott Hagan was active in the Wesley Foundation at Georgia Tech, Matt Martin attended UM-related Reinhardt University, and Jay Tucker served as the Director at the Wesley Foundation at Georgia Southern.