November 1, 2022 | ATLANTA

For release: IMMEDIATE

Media Contact:
Susan Clark, Chief Communications Officer

The Global Mission Fellows program of The United Methodist Church is excited to announce the launch of the application for the 2023-25 cohort of fellows on the international track.

Global Mission Fellows are young adults, ages 20-30, who commit to serve in social justice ministries for two years. The program offers the opportunity for service in the United States (US-2 track) and around the world (international track). The application for the 2023-25 cohort of Global Mission Fellows international track launched Nov. 1.

The program allows fellows to 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, community development and poverty. 

Fellows on the international track serve outside their home country in a new context. The cohort represents participants from all around the world and the program provides ways for the cohort to stay connected during their time of service. Fellows engage with current world issues and receive ongoing training in spiritual and professional development.

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.

Now more than ever, our world needs young leaders who are willing to learn from others, discuss social issues honestly and seek culturally appropriate ways to address issues of systemic injustice.

The application deadline is Jan. 12, 2023. The application can be found at Those selected for the next Global Mission Fellow international cohort will begin onboarding in Spring 2023 and service in Fall 2023.

For more information regarding the program or application process, email


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