October 07, 2021 | by Admin
Note from - Lulu Sapigao (she/siya) Chair of the Committee on Children and Young People's Ministry: “From everywhere to everywhere.” This is the tag line for the UMC’s young adult mission service program The Generation Transformation: Global Mission Fellows (GMF). The core values of GMF are engage, connect, and grow. As a child of the diaspora who grew up within the Methodist connection, I am so excited to support this program on behalf of the Conference Committee on Young People’s Ministry (CCYPM).
The Global Mission Fellows program of The United Methodist Church places young adults, ages 20–30, in social justice ministries for two years of service. The program offers the opportunity for service in the United States (US-2 track) and around the world (international track). The application for the 2022-24 cohort of Global Mission Fellows US-2 track launches Friday, October 1.
Fellows serving on the US-2 track address the deep-rooted systems of injustice in the U.S., working in a variety of areas, including food insecurity, migration/immigration, education and poverty. Fellows leave their home state to serve in a new community, gaining a fresh perspective on systems preventing social change. They form meaningful relationships with their host community as they are mentored by organizations meeting immediate needs and working toward lasting transformation.
The United Methodist Church has been sending young adults to serve in short-term mission for 70 years. Since 1951, young adults in the United States have crossed boundaries and formed meaningful relationships to better understand and respond to various forms of injustice.
The Global Mission Fellows program is open to those from different denominational backgrounds, but participants must be willing to represent The United Methodist Church and uphold its social principles during their time of service. The Wesleyan value of personal and social holiness is at the core of the program.
The fall application deadline is November 30, 2021. Placement matches will be assigned throughout the selection process, but early application is encouraged for the strongest match. The final deadline is Spring 2022. The application can be found at https://umcmission.org/become-a-fellow/.
Those selected for the next Global Mission Fellow US-2 cohort will begin training and service in August and September of 2022.
For more information regarding the program or application process, email email@example.com.
About the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church
Global Ministries is the worldwide mission and development agency of The United Methodist Church. Founded in 1819, Global Ministries today supports more than 250 missionaries in over 70 countries, including the United States. It has personnel, projects and partners in 120 countries. Learn more about Global Ministries by visiting www.umcmission.org or by following www.facebook.com/GlobalMinistries and Twitter.com/UMCmission.