[GEN]ERATION TRANSFORMATION: Young Adult Mission Opportunities

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Injustice quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Get involved in mission during your vacation, required semester abroad or gap year. Put your faith into action while living in community with those you serve. The mission programs offer individuals the flexibility to volunteer for a period of two months to two years at placement sites all around the world, including the United States. Every effort is made to accommodate a volunteer’s placement choice. Raise your own funds, get trained, join with other volunteers, and be immersed in another culture.

The Global Missions Program is a two-year mission opportunity for young adults ages 20-30. Young adults are invited to engage with the local communities, connect the church in mission, and grow in personal and social holiness. This program allows for transformation and leadership development to take place while addressing root causes of social injustices with other young people from around the world.

The Global Mission Fellow Program has two tracks: US-2 and International. Both tracks offer candidates the opportunity to be part of a cohort of other Global Mission Fellows. You will train and regroup with the same young adults throughout the two years of service, and always have a support group to walk with you through the journey!

  1. Global Mission Fellows US-2
  2. Global Mission Fellows International
  • Young Adults ages 20-30
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent life experience)
  • Commit to two years of service
  • Serve “with,” not “to” or “for” others
  • Feel called to address roots of injustice
  • Conversational English

Note: The application closes on Jan. 21, 2018. You must be between the ages of 20 and 30 by Dec. 31 of the year when service begins.

Become a Mission Volunteer. The opportunities for volunteers (U.S. residents only) are diverse, including such positions as case managers for refugees, teachers, pastors, camp directors, children and youth assistants, and health care administrators and practitioners. The length of service is a minimum of two months and can extend to two years or more.

Because mission volunteers are often viewed as missionaries by the host community, they should be people of faith and preferably have some mission experience by having worked with their local church, campus ministry or other faith community. Living in a different culture, whether nationally or internationally, presents challenges that require maturity and strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.

All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. They are expected to fund raise for their monthly living expenses, as well as for transportation to and from the placement site. Before being considered as an individual volunteer, interested candidates must apply and attend a training and orientation session.

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