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Young Adult Ministry

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What is Young Adult Ministry?  Bringing the love of Jesus Christ to traditional college students, working young adults, post-college age young professionals, and young families.  This page offers resources for local churches, internship opportunities for young adults and information on our 8 Wesley Campus Ministries.  Visit here often for new resources and information.  Also, click on the Young Adult Toolbox at left. 

EncounterMICall Internship Program

There are countless people within the church who are working within some aspect of Young Adult Ministry, Sarah Alexander being one of them. 

Sarah is the Deacon of Young Adult and High School Ministries at Birmingham First UMC. She will be coordinating the ongoing ministry of the high school group, connecting with the existing young adults in the area, and beginning new ministries for young people. 

"This is an exciting and important time in the life of the church when all young people need to know the church is safe and welcoming," Sarah said. "I'm excited to be a part of that effort of kindom building."

Young Adult Ministry is an important aspect of the work that is being done in the church. Through programs like Mission Intern and EncounterMICall, as well as programs within local churches, young adults are able to develop as leaders and explore their own potential calls to ministry. 

Deadline for Application is: August 20, 2019

Journey to the Table Retreat
EncounterMICall Interns during the Journey to the Table Retreat, a retreat created for the intentional discernment of young adults.

The EncounterMICall Internship Program is a  collaborative program of Wesley Campus Ministries, MI Area UMC, and local churches and non-profits organizations
The purpose of the program is to develop young adult, student leaders spiritually grounded in the Wesleyan tradition by providing a year-long, intentionally mentored, missional focused local church and social service/non-profit agency internships that will assist participants in encountering God’s call in their lives, strengthening their leadership skills, deepening their Christian faith, and developing authentic practices for reaching current and future Christians of their own generation and younger generations.
Mentoring, discernment, and developing skills to reach current and new Christians will be a consistent focus of the intern experience. Each intern will receive weekly mentoring from Campus Ministers/Young Adult Minister. All interns will gather for three trainings/retreats; August orientation, mid-point anti-bias, April discernment retreat.
Interns are paid for 10 hours weekly (unless otherwise arranged with the site and program director) for 32 weeks (two consecutive16 week semesters – fall and spring or spring and summer or summer and fall). 

Apply to be an EncounterMICall Intern Here!

Upcoming Events

  • New Social Justice Cohort: Coming Fall 2019
  • Young Adult Overnight Service Weekend: Fall 2019
  • Trauma Informed Training: Sept. 26, Time and Location TBD



Important Dates

  • EncounterMICall Application Deadline: 8/20/2019
  • Global Mission Fellow Early Application Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Mission Intern Application: Available Jan. 1, 2020
  • Ministry Exploration: Available Jan. 1, 2020
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