Global Mission Fellows

Global Mission Fellows are young adults, ages 20–30, who are committed to serve in social justice ministries for two years. They enter into new communities, understanding their challenges and assets through relationships and with the long-term goal to overcome systemic oppression. Fellows partner with community organizations to address a variety of issues, including migration/immigration, education, public health and poverty. 

Interested in being a Global Mission Fellow?

We invite young adults from around the world to

Explore how fellows are putting their faith into action.

Core Values

Program Structure

US-2 Track

International Track

Methodist Connection

Global Mission Fellows is a program of The United Methodist Church. 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.

Global Mission Fellows are commissioned and sent by Global Ministries, the mission agency of The United Methodist Church.


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