Celebrating 70 years of US-2
In 2021, the US-2 program of Global Ministries marks and celebrates 70 years of young adults serving in mission.
The US-2 program developed as part of a larger young adult mission movement after World War II. In 1951, the US-2 program was established as a 2-year service term within the United States.
Today, Global Mission Fellows in the US-2 track continue to cross boundaries and form meaningful relationships within their communities, responding to injustice and being advocates for change.
Stories about the US-2 program
- Application opens for Global Mission Fellows, US-2 trackThe application has launched for the next cohort of young adults that will serve in social justice ministries in the United States in 2022-24.
- Sowing and reaping: the 70th anniversary of the US-2 programCurrent and former US-2s share thoughts about their mission experience and becoming part of a community that has a 70-year legacy in The United Methodist Church.
- A short history of Global Mission FellowsThe first Methodist short-term, young adult missionary program began in 1948, sending young adults to serve 3-year assignments in Asian countries devastated during World War II. Today, Global Mission Fellows come from many different countries and serve in placements around the world.