Our History

Panorama of Mission Central's Warehouse

Mission Central is the mission warehouse of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. Since our beginning in 2002, Mission Central has had 3 points of focus: Disaster Response, Mission Outreach and Mission Education.

When creating Mission Central, the main goal was centralization and unification of the mission work of the various churches in the Conference.  Mission Central now has in-house Ministry Partners that include Bethesda Mission, Computer Ministry, UMCOR, New Digs and Project C.U.R.E., and partners with more than 80 other ministries throughout PA and around the world.

Mission Central has hosted thousands of volunteers who come to experience being “the hands and feet of God” in service.  With our volunteers, we process United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) kits of various types (School, Birthing, Health, Sewing, etc.) for use all around the world, as well as provide supplies of all types needed for local, national and international ministries and assist countless projects that are sending God’s love around the world.  Working in concert with other denominational and nondenominational programs, and as a member of the UMCOR Relief Supply Network, Mission Central has been able to provide aid for people affected by every major weather event since 2002!

As a ministry of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church, Mission Central is governed by a board that is elected annually by the Susquehanna Annual Conference.  We are not funded by annual conference denominational “ministry shares”, yet we are part of the Susquehanna Annual Conference through the Conference Council on Ministries.  Mission Central relates to the Conference Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Committee on Relief, and conducts its activities within the social principles of the denomination.