Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Young People’s Ministry seeks cohort and conference applicants


By Tabitha Beckman

There are many opportunities for college-aged young people in the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference to engage their faith in the world around them through the work of Young People’s Ministry. Two of those opportunities coming up this autumn are Young Adult Mission Cohort and Christ at the Checkpoint USA.

Young Adult Mission Cohort (YAMC) is a small group of 18-25 year-old adults dedicated to learning, sharing, and growing as Christian disciples with a focus on mission. The experience will be diverse, challenging and fun.

Through a combination of retreats and web calls in the fall of 2018 and spring of 2019, cohort participants will learn about the church’s work with mission, and discern their own call through discipleship together. Participants will be expected to spend the summer of 2019 working in a mission field in either Oklahoma or beyond. Applications to participate are due Aug. 15.

“I think we have young people who are hungry to learn about mission as discipleship,” said Sarah Nichols, director of the OKUMC Young People’s Ministry. “This is a good opportunity to hash out what that looks like in their lives.”

Christ at the Checkpoint USA is a gathering of evangelical Christians from around the world who seek a faithful, Christian response to the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since 2010, under the leadership of Bethlehem Bible College and led by Palestinian Christians, an international conference has been held every other year in Bethlehem and around the USA to explore the obstacles to peace in our world and the opportunities for peace-making that spring from our Christinan faith.

“This is an unprecedented opportunity to learn about one of the most complicated conflicts of our generation,” Nichols said.

This year the conference is taking place in Oklahoma City, Oct. 15-18. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 25 at the start of the conference. Applications are due by Aug. 15.

More information about these events can be found at okumc.org or by contacting Nichols at snichols@okumc.org.

Young People’s Ministry Opportunities

Young Adult Mission Cohort
Open to adults 18-25
Fall 2018 - Summer 2019

Christ at the Checkpoint USA
Open to young people age 15-25
Oct. 15-18, Oklahoma City

Application deadline for both: Aug. 15



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