Young Adult Missional Movement
Affiliation:Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church
Goal of Program:The Young Adult Missional Movement offers Summer and Year-long programs for 18-30 year olds of mutual mission, transformational experiences between young adults, their living communities, the neighborhoods and the organizations in which they'll serve. It is designed to be intentionally cross-cultural; purposeful in transformation and renewing for individuals and organizations as well. Purpose The purpose of our work is to expand the capacity of local churches, ministries and social service agencies, to provide meaningful experiences for young adults to discern their vocational and spiritual call, and to engage in our communities by building a living gospel. Year-long MicroMissional Communities Program: A year long program for young adults to experience the love of God through buildingcooperative living, meaningful work, and community engagement. There are many forms of micromissional communities. Some will be created, populated, and totally supported by the work of the YAMM. Others may “spin off” into self-run communities and continue to affiliate with the larger program, while still others spring up from the local mission and passion of young adults through the state. Summer Mission Intern Program: is to provide hands-on opportunities for young adults to make a difference in the world by serving out of the depth of their Christian faith, particularly with children and youth in under-served communities.
Type of Placement:Placement sites include, but aren't limited to: cross cultural ministry (Asian, Hispanic, migrant worker, etc), child care, communications, community organizing including outreach and development, health care, prison ministry, social services and poverty relief, social work, soup kitchen and food distribution, ESL, primary, teachers aid, translator, youth and campus ministry, etc. Almost any combination of skills and interests will match with the ever-expanding list of placement opportunities as our program grows across the state of Florida. Summer Mission Intern Program: is to provide hands-on opportunities for young adults to make a difference in the world by serving out of the depth of their Christian faith, particularly with children and youth in under-served communities. Young adults serve together on teams providing summer enrichment opportunities. The duration of the internship is 9-11 weeks (Approximately May 31-August 12 depending upon which site.) A stipend of $225 per week is provided and based upon completion of entire summer term.
Service Area:Florida: Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Miami, Naples, West Palm Beach, Gainesville, Daytona Beach, Tallahassee and Orlando.
Service Length:Summer, One to two years
Requirements:Seeking 18-30 year old's with a variety of skills that match with placement needs.
Financial Arrangement:Summer program- Participants receive $225 per week for a 10 week summer term. Year-long program- In addition to housing, utilities, wifi, laundry, participants will receive a personal stipend of $330 a month, transportation allowances, and a house grocery stipend.
Living Arrangements:Year-long program- Participants live together in groups of 3-5 per house. Houses typically have 3-4 bedrooms. Over 80% will have their own room while 20% will have to share bedrooms between two roommates. But shared rooms get a bathroom for their own use.
Program Size:32 Year-long 28 Summer
Training:Pre-site orientation, quarterly program-wide retreats.
Application Deadline:May 1st for both programs. Year-long program will accept late applications if positions are available.