Left to right are recently commissioned Global Mission Fellows Marcharkelti McKenzie, Hye-In Lee, Connor Kenaston, Krystal Norman, Paola Ferro, Alyson McCoy, Elfie Grace Tangunan, and Edward White
Young Adult Mission Opportunities Available Now
Are you a young adult or do you know a young adult who is ready to share God’s love and commit to a two-year life-changing mission opportunity? The Generation Transformation Global Mission Fellows priority application deadline is January 31.
Generation Transformation is an initiative of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries offering service opportunities for young adults ages 18-30. “Generation Transformation is for all who are willing to go, and ready to respond to God’s call,” says Rachel deBos, a young adult mission advocate for Global Ministries.
Global Mission Fellows sends young adults ages 20-30 out of their home context for two years of mission service. This is a faith- and justice-centered opportunity that grew out of the historic US-2 and Mission Intern programs. The Global Mission Fellows aim to engage with local communities, connect the church in mission and grow in personal and social holiness. The US-2 track is a 24-month service program for Americans who are called to serve in the United States. The International track is a 25-month service program for young adults all across the globe who are called to serve in another country.
“The program’s revised structure will better reflect Global Ministries’ mission to ‘connect the church in mission,’” says Elizabeth Chun Hye Lee, the program’s executive secretary. “Local United Methodist leaders—lay leaders, pastors, missionaries and/or campus ministers—will provide mentorship and support, helping Fellows navigate opportunities and challenges that arise as they pursue a life of mission.” Learn more about the program at www.umcmission.org/gmf.
Generation Transformation is a movement of young adults using their faith to address injustice and work for systemic change around the world. It is often said that United Methodist missionaries go “from everywhere to everywhere,” making Generation Transformation truly a global initiative.
“Global Ministries is committed to offering mission service opportunities for young people all around the globe,” says Judy Y. Chung, who leads missionary services. “As young people are mobilized to serve in mission, integrating faith and justice, the movement will inspire and transform the world.”
Young adults ages 18-30 who are interested in short-term service can apply to be a Global Justice Volunteer. Small teams of volunteers spend 8 weeks during the months of June through August exploring the links between faith and social justice as they work with local grassroots organizations around the world. The application deadline is February 1, 2015.
Generation Transformation is changing the world one young adult missionary at a time. If you’re a young adult committed to working for justice through faith, you’re encouraged to apply now or share these opportunities throughout your network! These programs develop strong young leaders who are committed to building just communities and a peaceful world.
Learn more about Generation Transformation at www.umcmission.org/GT or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @umcmissionGT on Twitter for program updates. Financial support can be made through Advance #13105Z.
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