15 New Young Adult Missionaries to Serve in U.S.

15 New Young Adult Missionaries to Serve in U.S.


Fifteen new United Methodist young adult missionaries for the U.S. were commissioned July 30 by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. Bishop Jane Allen Middleton presided over the commissioning service.

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By Elliott Wright

New York, New York, July 30, 2015—Enthusiasm and challenge marked the reception today of 15 new United Methodist young adult missionaries for service in the United States. The new Global Mission Fellows will work for two years in ministries that link faith and justice issues. 

The young men and women were commissioned, that is, appointed by the church, in a joy-filled service of worship at the chapel of The Interchurch Center, the current headquarters of the denomination’s mission agency, the General Board of Global Ministries. Drum and saxophone accompanied the soon-to-be missionaries as they entered the chapel in a syncopated line, pausing in course to hear scripture readings that set the worship themes of water and the tree of life.

They were charged and challenged to see themselves as equipped by God for their work. “You have all you need,” was the watchword of the sermon by Bishop Jane Middleton, resident interim episcopal leader of the New York Annual (regional) Conference, who presided at the commissioning. 

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