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YAGM – Telling the Story Webinar
December 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hosted by: The Southeastern & Southwestern MN Synods and ELCA YAGM Program
Join us for a gathering across the SEMN & SWMN Synods for the Telling the Story Webinar with the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program! Each year, YAGM sends young adults ages 21-29 to walk alongside global companions in one of 10 country programs. During this event, you will hear stories from places like Madagascar, Slovakia, Jerusalem, and more, as previous volunteers share about what it means to serve abroad in the spirit of accompaniment. In this hour of storytelling and information, you will also be invited to reflect on your own story—and ponder what it is that might come next.
Applications for the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program are now being accepted, and you can invite young adults on this journey abroad for the 2021-2022 program year.
If you know young adults ages 21 to 29, this is the time to reach out. Encourage them to apply for YAGM by the deadline of Jan. 15, 2021. Talk to them personally about what this opportunity will mean for their faith, identity, career and understanding of God’s work in the world.
YAGM volunteers will begin in August 2021 and will be placed in one of the country programs. As YAGM continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and we communicate with our global companions, please know that the list of country programs for the 2021-2022 service year may change.
Through YAGM, young adults will learn what it means to serve in a spirit of accompaniment as they walk alongside global church companions. They’ll become immersed in a new community and form deep relationships. And they’ll confront issues of wealth and poverty, racial privilege, gender privilege, economic disparity and globalization, all through the lens of faith. Learn more at ELCA.org/YAGM.
Young adults will find relevant opportunities for professional experience, including:
-Health and human rights: health care, HIV and AIDS, homelessness, immigration and refugees
-Education: fine arts, youth education, childhood education, working with people living with disabilities
-Environmental justice: agriculture and farming, development, environment
-Professional support: office work, communication, technology, finance
-Congregational ministry: children’s ministry, Christian education, youth ministry, congregational ministry, camp ministry
Around the world, host families, churches, workplaces and communities are ready to welcome YAGM volunteers.
Don’t wait — spread the word and forward this email now! The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2021.