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March 2, 2016 · Issue 5

In this issue of connectNmission, young adults interested in mission work are encouraged to apply to become a Global Mission Fellow; also watch Global Mission Fellows alumni share about their past mission experience; and learn about upcoming events.
Global Mission Fellows class 2015-2017 during their three weeks intensive training in Zimbabwe, prior to their commissioning.

Are you graduating soon? What are your plans for the next two years? Be a part of a life-transforming mission opportunity by becoming a Global Mission Fellow. Global Ministries is looking for candidates to serve as young adult missionaries 2016–2018. Interested? Apply today! The application deadline is March 31, 2016.

As a young adult missionary, you can be involved in several areas of mission including education, health ministries, women and children, disaster response, church development, leadership, social justice and advocacy, hunger and poverty, water and sanitation, and so much more.

“I challenge young people across the world to take this big leap of faith,” says Joy Eva Bohol, mission advocate for Global Ministries. “I encourage everyone to use their gifts, talents, and profession to participate in God’s mission. Being a Global Mission Fellow was the best decision of my life.”

Join this two-year leadership development and mission service opportunity that allows young adults from around the world to serve in a ministry of presence and solidarity with a host community outside of their home context.

Start the application process now!

Do you have questions? If so, register for an informational webinar on Tuesday, March 9, 2016, and speak with staff or alumni at one of the scheduled times: 8 a.m., 1 p.m., or 4:30 p.m. (EST).

You can also email,, or visit for more information.

As you consider your application to become a Global Mission Fellow, take a look at this video and hear from several Global Mission Fellows alumni whose lives were transformed through missionary service.

Listen as they share how mission has changed their perspective on service, and how these experiences have invited them to enter into community.

Learn more about Generation Transformation by visiting The application deadline for the class of 2016–2018 is March 31, 2016.


March 6, 2016
One Great Hour of Sharing

This Special Sunday offering supports the administrative costs of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) the denomination’s humanitarian arm. United Methodist Communications created new resources for pastors and lay leaders to promote and celebrate One Great Hour of Sharing. Access those resources here.

Discount registration deadline—March 15, 2016
Sowing Seeds—Caretakers of God's Creation Conference
April 8–9, 2016

First United Methodist Church, Decatur, Georgia

This year’s event will focus is on food and food systems. Keynote speakers include Norman Wirzba of Duke University, Jennifer Ayres of Emory University's Candler School of Theology, and Alice Rolls of Georgia Organics. Scholarships are available.

Discount registration deadline—March 16, 2016
Congregational Care Ministry Seminar
April 7–9, 2016

This event is designed for pastors and church staff looking to become congregational care ministers. The gathering will be at Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, Kansas. Topics include prayer, theology of care, boundaries, listening, visitation, death and grief, and organization. The discount cost of $160 is available until March 16.

Photo: Adam Shaw