Amanda Kirkscey is a Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service. She was commissioned in August 2017.
The Global Mission Fellows program takes young adults ages 20-30 out of their home environments and places them in new contexts for mission experience and service. The program has a strong emphasis on faith and justice. Global Mission Fellows become active parts of their new local communities. They connect the church in mission across cultural and geographical boundaries. They grow in personal and social holiness and become strong young leaders working to build just communities in a peaceful world.
Amanda is from East Bernard, Texas. As a young adult she attended Central UMC in Waco, Texas. She is currently a member of the East Bernard United Methodist Church in the Texas Annual Conference. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She has worked in the hospitality industry and as an English language instructor.
Raised in The United Methodist Church, Amanda accepted Christ into her heart as a teenager on a Wednesday service. She took part in domestic mission trips as a teenager and to Mexico as an adult. In the summer of 2016, she was a short-term United Methodist Global Justice Volunteer in South Africa (through a now concluded program). “I like to think God was molding my heart through these experiences, just waiting for me to realize he was calling me to mission.” Amanda says she feels closest to God when she is serving with others in mission. “I am so excited for this opportunity to grow closer to Jesus and see his love spread from everywhere to everywhere,” she says of participation in the Global Mission Fellows program.
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