Community Engagement and Missions

There is a clear pattern throughout scriptures: God cares for the poor, the suffering, the orphans, the widows, the foreigners, and he expects His people to do the same. We see commandments in the Old Testament to care for those in need, we see Christ came to proclaim the good news to the poor, and we see the early church rapidly responding to the needs of those in their community.

At Boone United Methodist, we are striving to serve those in need in Watauga County, the United States, and throughout the World. Join us in bringing relief, rehabilitation, restoration, and development to those in need, so that the good news of the gospel might be known to all.

If you are a part of BUMC, and are engaging in long-term or short-term missions, our church would love to support you! We also partner with some missionaries, mission organizations, and local agencies whose vision and values align with our own.

If you are going on a short-term mission trip from our church, please click here to fill out a form so that we can be praying for your team. Please use the same form if you are requesting financial assistance for your trip.

If you are a long-term missionary seeking support, please click here to access our long-term support form. If you are a partner agency/ organization seeking to partner with us click here. All forms can be returned to Rev. Laura Byrch, Pastor of Community Engagement. If you have any questions, you may contact her by email or at (828) 264-6090 ext 226.

Learn more about the mission work of Boone UMC: Local MissionsInternational Missions, Faith Promise Missions.


The Great Commission

All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you, to the very end of the age.
-Matthew 28:16-20

The Greatest Commandment

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
-Matthew 22:37-40

The Great Requirement

And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
And to walk humbly with your God.

-Micah 6:8