Priority deadline for applications is January 15, 2020 with application closing on February 15, 2020 for service beginning August 11, 2020.
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 ten country programs around the world, being shaped by the witness of our global neighbors in a cross-cultural journey of faith. For 2020, country programs are projected to be: Argentina & Uruguay, Australia, Central Europe, Jerusalem/West Bank, Madagascar, Mexico, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, and the United Kingdom. Areas of service include, but are not limited to, health and human rights, congregational ministry, education, environmental justice, and professional support. All site placements provide opportunities for young adults to confront issues of wealth and poverty, racial privilege, gender privilege, economic disparity, and globalization, all through the lens of faith.
Applicants who apply before the priority deadline of January 15th will receive a decision on their application by the end of February. Applicants applying by February 15th will receive a decision by the middle of March. Specific country assignments are made at the mandatory Discernment-Interview-Placement (DIP) event in April (April 16-20, 2020). 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