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Application opens for GMF program, both tracks (Global Ministries)

October 2, 2023

Become a Global Mission Fellow and join the movement of young adults who cross boundaries to better understand and respond to injustice.

The Global Mission Fellows program of The United Methodist Church places young adults, ages 20–30, in social justice ministries for two years of service. The program is excited to announce the launch of the application for both tracks: service in the United States (US-2 track) and around the world (international track).

Fellows on both tracks address deep-rooted systems of injustice, working in a variety of areas including food insecurity, migration/immigration, education and poverty. Fellows on the US-2 track leave their home state to serve in a new community and fellows on the international track serve outside their home country in a new context.

All fellows gain a fresh perspective on systems preventing social change as they engage with current world issues. They form meaningful relationships with their host community as they are mentored by organizations meeting immediate needs and working toward lasting transformation.

Fellows receive ongoing training in spiritual and professional development and the program provides ways for the cohort to stay connected during their time of service. 

The Wesleyan value of personal and social holiness is at the core of the Global Mission Fellows program. The program is open to those from different denominational backgrounds, but participants are expected to represent The United Methodist Church and uphold its social principles during their time of service.

The application deadline for the international track is Jan. 17, 2024, and, for the US-2 track, April 9, 2024. Placement matches will be assigned throughout the selection process, but early application is encouraged for the strongest match. The application for the international track can be found at and the application for the US-2 track can be found at

Those selected for the next Global Mission Fellow cohort will begin onboarding in Spring 2024 and start service in August 2024.

For more information regarding the program or application process, email