Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Recommended readings on young adults in the UMC

Below are three different perspectives on ways in which youth and young adults are involved in the mission of the UMC. Each story is well worth reading as a sign of how God's spirit is moving among a new generation.

Rev. Michael Ratliff, associate general secretary, Young People's Ministries, Discipleship Ministries, wrote this summary/liturgy about young United Methodists' experiences of church across the connection, especially in the United States.

Five GBGM-sponsored international Global Mission Fellows (Brad Kenn, Danny Kalangwa, Hye-In Lee, Nazar Yatsyshyn, and Paola Ferro) contributed short reflections on their mission work in such diverse locations as Brazil, the US, the Philippines, Tanzania, Japan, Korea, Ukraine, and Argentina.

Balkan United Methodist youth and young adults participated in a retreat that brought together young adults across sometimes divisive national boundaries to discuss shared experiences and a shared mission as United Methodists to love God and the world around them.

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