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Young Adult Ministry

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“If we are genuinely concerned about engaging young people, particularly those that are vulnerable or at risk, we must listen to them properly.”

-Libby Brooks

Welcome

Ministry with young adults in the MI Conference includes a variety of short-term internships and post graduate fellowships, campus ministries, and resources for local churches who want to reach young adults. 
Make sure to check out the toolbox for all of the intern programs! 

Young Adult Resources

Local Church Resources 

  • Are you a congregation who would like to host a Young Adult Intern? Contact Lisa Batten.
  • Book: " Growing Young, Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church" Powell, Mulder, Griffin
  • Article: What young people want your church to know as you reopen. Read.

  • Website Resource for coming out of Covid: "A Gentle Regathering" https://buildfaith.org/practical-resources-for-tending-to-grief-loss/

  • How Gen Z Will Shape the Church. Read.
  • Gen Z is keeping the Faith. Just don't expect . . .Read. 

Global Mission Fellows Applications are Open! 

"Global Mission Fellows are young adults, ages 20–30, who are committed to serve in social justice ministries for two years. They enter into new communities, understanding their challenges and assets through relationships and with the long-term goal to overcome systemic oppression. 
Fellows partner with community organizations to address a variety of issues, including migration/immigration, education, public health and poverty. 
 
Young adults from around the world are invited to "See Differently.  Serve Differently."

Click here to find out more information and apply. 

Young Adult Summer Programs

Openings to work at kid's day camps, overnight camps, UMC related non-profits, Freedom Schools and Ministry Exploration.

Click here to learn about our 2022 Summer Programs and apply.

Upcoming Events 

  • May 6th - 7th Seed to Harvest Pivot Event at Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center.
  • May 18th 2022 Seed to Harvest Cohort Gathering.
  • August 20th, Trauma Informed Training. Location TBA.

 

 

Important Dates

  • June 5th - 7th Summer Ministry Intern Training at St. Francis Retreat Center. 
  • June 7th, US2 and MI1 Commissioning at St. Francis Retreat Center.  
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