Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM), operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), invites young adults ages 21-29 into a transformative, year-long journey in international service. As they offer themselves in service, young adults are shaped by the witness of our global neighbors.
Young adults who are members of the ELCIC are eligible to apply for the YAGM program.
YAGMs serve in the spirit of accompaniment, walking alongside global companions in a manner that practices mutuality, interdependence and solidarity. They share in the journeys of companion churches and organizations, providing critical support to ministries and projects in communities of need.
Applications for the program open on December 1 and are due February 15 each year, for service beginning that same August. Further information on the application process, financial considerations, and program expectations are available here.
2017/18 YAGM Program
ELCIC member Nicholas Stienberg has been selected as a YAGM participant for 2017-2018. He will serve as a volunteer in Australia. In his own words:
It is with great excitement that I have accepted the opportunity to serve as a Young Adult in Global Mission volunteer in Australia starting in August. I will be one of more than 85 young adults serving on behalf of the ELCA in 11 different country programs around the world!
As part of accepting this call, I am asked to raise at least $5,000. Please help me reach my goal by supporting my fundraising efforts with a donation today. Through your donation, you are helping me and the other volunteers on a journey as we grow in our faith and walk in partnership with our global companions. I am thrilled to think about the ways in which this year will form and transform us.
Thank you for joining us and for your support – every gift truly matters!
The total cost for one young adult in the program is $15,000 USD. Each young adult is tasked with raising a minimum of $5,000 to help support their year of service. The ELCIC commits to raising the additional $10,000 per volunteer through generous congregations and donors. If more than $5,000 in gifts is received, the additional funds will be help to support other young adult volunteers and ensure that there is a sustainable source of revenue for future the Young Adults in Global Mission program.
You can support YAGM 2017/18 by visiting the ELCIC donation page (select “Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) 2017/18”).
Further information on the application process, financial considerations, and program expectations are available here.
For more information on how the ELCIC supports YAGM and Global Mission, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-786-6707 or 204-984-9150.