The Young Adult Missional Movement is identifying, recognizing, gathering & encouraging all expressions of young adults in missional service in the Florida conference. We will provide support in the way of coaching, encouraging and connecting young adults together, to prevent mistakes, to exchange best practices, to support spiritual development and facilitate reflection, action and growth.
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The Micro Missional Communities program is a one-year commitment (from September 2014 to August 2015) for 18-30 year olds of mutually transformational experiences between young adults, their living communities, the neighborhoods and the organizations in which they'll serve. The year is designed to be intentionally cross-cultural; purposeful in transformation and renewing for individuals and organizations as well.
Possible Sites for 2016-2017
The program provides to the participant;
Furnished housing and necessary utilities including air conditioning, kitchen supplies and utensils, and internet service.
Joint grocery budget- Household expenses are shared among team members. Planning, shopping, cooking and meals will be shared together as much as possible. Grocery allowance is $100 per person on team.
Health insurance- if not otherwise covered.
Personal stipend $300 per month for personal spending.
Transportation allowance- Monthly bus pass/ program car in some locations. If the participant brings their personal car, the equivalent will be given for gas.
Common retreats/ books- Three retreats over the year with all the other interns. Costs and transportation will be coordinated. Any team reading material will be provided.
Loan deferment potential- depends upon education loan type.
Commitment of Participant
Participants will be matched to work placements based upon education, interests, experience and desire. Some placements are based from agencies and ministries. Others are based from local churches. All work placements are built around meaningful outreach and mutual transformation for the community and the development of the participant as well. Each placement is selected carefully and also agrees to a set of expectations and commitments. Gaining experience is a serious consideration in vocational discernment and the beginning of a career as a “calling” not just a job.
Fight against hunger (WPB)
Develop a campus ministry community service program and worship nights (ORL)
Build houses for families (IMM)
Develop literacy and recreation programs for children and families (IMM)
Plant community gardens and teach nutrition (STP)
Serve the homeless (JAX, MIA)
Work on poverty through community empowerment (ORL)
Develop a community outreach program (JAX, ORL, STP, IMM, PAH, WPB, MIA)
Develop a music program (ORL)
Provide financial training for economic security (MIA, WPB)
Work on Immigration issues (STP, MIA)
Teach adults to read and speak English (STP)
Run a giant Thaksgiving food distribution (MIA)
Learn how to report taxes for low income neighbors (MIA)
Rule of Life
Covenantal Intentional Living
The communities will be marked by particular spiritual disciplines but will each create their own rule of life taking from the following basics;
-living as an incarnational presence in and among neighborhood and work,
-giving generously of spiritual gifts, talents and abilities,
-serving God and neighbor out of gratitude, and
-bearing witness to God's love and presence while speaking against evil and injustice,
-pursuing justice with peace.
The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011