Application due February 15, 2019 for service beginning August 13, 2019.
A one-year, international service-learning and faith-formation opportunity in churches and social service ministries for young adults, ages 21-29.
Young adults serve alongside Lutheran companion church bodies and organizations in one of eleven country programs around the world, being shaped by the witness of our global neighbors in a cross-cultural journey of faith. For 2019, country programs are projected to be: Argentina & Uruguay, Australia, Central Europe, Cambodia, Jerusalem/West Bank, Madagascar, Mexico, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. Areas of service include, but are not limited to, health and development, congregational ministry, human rights, education, homelessness, addiction recovery, women’s issues and children and youth. All site placements provide opportunities for young adults to confront issues of wealth and poverty; racial privilege; economic disparity and globalization, all through the lens of faith.
Applicants must first be accepted into the Young Adults in Global Mission program (YAGM) - specific country assignments are made at the mandatory Discernment-Interview-Placement (DIP) event in April (April 11-14, 2019). At that event, individual preferences will be considered, but final placement is based on many factors.
For more information on the Young Adults in Global Mission program, please visit http://www.elca.org/yagm