November 19, 2020 | ATLANTA 

For release: IMMEDIATE 

Media Contact:

Mary Lou Greenwood Boice, Director of Communications 

The Global Mission Fellows program of The United Methodist Church places young adults, ages 20-30, in mission for two years of service. The program offers the opportunity for service in the United States (US-2 track) and around the world (international track). 

The application for the 2021-23 cohort of Global Mission Fellows on the international track opens Monday, Nov. 23. Global Ministries hopes to send a small cohort of fellows in the second half of 2021, while continuing to monitor COVID-19 travel restrictions and the needs of placement partners. 

The Global Mission Fellows program allows participants to connect the church in mission while addressing the root causes of oppression and alleviating human suffering in their host communities. Fellows work in a variety of areas including public health, migration/immigration, education and poverty. 

Fellows serving in the international track are assigned to a placement outside their home country and the cohort represents participants from all around the world. The international track offers the opportunity for fellows to serve in a new context, engage with current world issues and provides ongoing training in spiritual and professional development. 

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

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

The application deadline is Jan. 7, 2021. Since Global Ministries plans to train a smaller cohort than in previous years, applying early is encouraged. The application can be found at

Those selected for the next Global Mission Fellow international cohort will tentatively begin training and service toward the end of 2021. 

For more information regarding the program or application process, email


About the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church 

Global Ministries is the worldwide mission and development agency of The United Methodist Church. Founded in 1819, Global Ministries today supports more than 300 missionaries in over 70 countries, including the United States. It has personnel, projects, and partners in 115 countries. Learn more about Global Ministries by visiting or by following and