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Global Mission Fellows program is a two-year leadership development and mission service opportunity that allows young adults ages 20 through 30 to take part in mission and social justice ministries in both GMF International (young adults from across the world, serving in another country or placement site around the world) and GMF US-2 (young people from the US, serving within the US). These young adults are trained together and are invited to serve in a ministry of presence and solidarity with a new host community. Married couple are able to serve as GMF, given that both of them apply and get accepted as individuals, and a placement match is available. GMF International deadline is Feb 15, 2016, GMF US-2 deadline is March 31, 2016.

The Core Values of the GT Global Mission Fellows Program

Engage with Local Communities

Connect the Church in Mission

Grow in Personal and Social Holiness

GMF US-2

US-2 participants are assigned to work sites in different Affiliates, which are partner entities of Global Ministries, anywhere in the United States where Global Ministries has partnerships.  Some US-2’s are sent alone and others are sent in pairs to work under our affiliate model. The affiliate model allows the US-2 to live in intentional community with members of their cohort while working at various sites that hone their gifts and areas of expertise.  

Since service in the United States allows for flexibility in travel in contrast to GMFs International, US-2s have a unique opportunity to promote the program within their local communities and at various events across the country as designated by Global Ministries.  

GMF International

The International track is for young adults all across the globe that are called to serve.

24-month service program:        

-2 month of training and transition

-20 months of international service

-2 months of an optional integration (GMF  International will have the opportunity to transition back into their home country by working with a Project, Training, Fellow-In-Residence, or Itinerate for Global Ministries)

Qualifications:

  • Young adults ages 20-30
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life experience
  • Commit to 2 years of service
  • Serve “with” and not “to” or “for” others
  • Called to address roots of injustice
  • Conversational English

Support/Expectations:

  • Five weeks of Training (3 weeks before service, 1 week after one year of service, and 1 week at the end of service)
  • Health and Travel Insurance
  • Each GMF is required to raise $6,000 (those from the US) or an equivalent amount adjusted standard living of his/her home country (those from international)
  • Ongoing Programmatic Support

Compensation:

  • Stipend - based on the principles of simple living - that covers toiletries, food, and basic personal items. (On average, this is about $450-$770 per month, but it differs from location according to the cost of living)
  • Housing and Utilities
  • Local Transportation
  • Relocation Costs
  • Funds to itinerate at churches
  • End of Service Award

Deferments

Many Global Mission Fellows have been able to defer loans during service.  Please contact your lender institution to obtain forms and information.

Scholarships

If you’re considering theological school, several scholarships are available for Master’s students who have completed this program, as well as application fee waivers.

For more information, contact [email protected] or [email protected] or visit our webpage at www.umcmission.org/gmfellows

Temas Sociales
Madre migrantes en un campamento improvisado cerca del cruce fronterizo en Tijuana, reciben alimentos y otros suministros de ayuda de la Iglesia Metodista Nuevo Pacto y la Iglesia Evangélica San Pablo en Tijuana. Unos 1.500 inmigrantes se han establecido allí, muchos/as de ellos/as con la esperanza de presentar solicitudes de asilo ante las autoridades de inmigración de Estados Unidos. Foto de Mike DuBose, Noticias MU.

Las madres de la frontera cuentan sus historias

Las madres migrantes en la frontera mantienen su lucha por buscar un futuro más esperanzador para ellas y sus familias.
Iglesia Local
La Pastora Cassandra “Cassy” Nuñez nació en el norte de México y emigró con su familia a EE.UU. cuando tenía 9 años. Actualmente es beneficiaria de DACA, por lo que se denomina así misma como una “pastora DACAmentada". Foto cortesía de la Conferencia Anual Baltimore - Washington.

Una pastora hispana que sueña en voz alta

Núñez fue designada, como pastora local, a la IMU Hispana de Salem en julio pasado y ha venido trabajando en el desarrollo de relaciones frescas, genuinas y amistosas con su comunidad.
Entidades de la Iglesia
La Comisión General sobre Religión y Raza (GCORR por sus siglas en inglés) y la Comisión General de Estatus y Rol de Mujeres (GCSRW por sus siglas en inglés) de La Iglesia Metodista Unida (IMU) han recibido una solicitud del Caucus hispano-latino para observar el proceso que se le sigue a la Obispa Minerva Carcaño. Fotocomposicion cortesía de MARCHA.

MARCHA solicita a comisiones de raza y mujer supervisar proceso contra la Obispa Carcaño

Desde el anuncio de la suspensión de la Obispa Carcaño, MARCHA ha planteado cuestionamientos al proceso enviando dos cartas abiertas al Colegio de Obispos/as de la Jurisdicción Oeste y la Comisión Episcopal