There are 4 ways in which Christians can serve overseas with World Mission Partnership:
3-year minimum placement with partner church overseas
6-12 month volunteer placements with partner church overseas
2-3 weeks for learning, sharing and practical engagement in mission
2-year mission opportunity for young adults ages 20-30.
Serve as a Mission Partner (3-year minimum)
Mission Partners are sent jointly by the Irish and British Methodist Church. Are you being called to serve as a mission partner? Find more information, please contact Tim Dunwoody.
Partner churches are looking for a variety of skills and backgrounds from mission partners. For example:
School teachers and teacher training
Administration and finance
IT and website development
Encounter Worldwide (6 to 12 months)
This programme offers you the chance to put your faith into action in another part of the world. Working alongside local communities, deepening your faith and knowledge of global justice and development, Encounter Worldwide gives you an opportunity to develop skills and learn new ones. If you are passionate about Jesus and have 6-12 months to give to a community somewhere in the world, then Encounter Worldwide could be for you!
The Methodist Churches in Ireland and Britain have partnerships with Methodist Churches and organisations in over 60 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe or the Pacific. On your placement you could be teaching English, using your IT skills to help a church or sharing your skills as a health worker... Placements are tailored to meet individual skills and availability.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
MEET= Methodist-Experience-Engage-TelL (2 to 3 weeks)
World Mission Partnership facilitates groups from Ireland travelling to partner churches overseas. The purpose is to learn, share and engage practically in mission. Groups have visited Togo (2011), Guatemala (2012), Germany (2014), Haiti (2015) and South Africa (2016 & 2018), Ghana (2019).
Although traditionally facilitated by WMP, such visits now have increasingly significant input from WMPs two sister departments World Development & Relief and Methodist Home Mission.
Churches that are contemplating sending their own teams can ask for guidance, advice and training from WMP.
Global Mission Fellows (2 years, for young adults aged 20-30)
Global Mission Fellows is a 2-year mission opportunity for young adults ages 20-30. Young adults are invited to engage with the local communities, connect the church in mission and grow in personal and social holiness. This program allows for transformation and leadership development to take place while addressing roots of social injustices with other young people from around the world.
The Global Mission Fellows program has 2 tracks: US-2 and International. Both tracks offer candidates the opportunity to be part of a cohort of other Global Mission Fellows. You will train and regroup with the same young adults throughout the 2 years of service and always have a support group to walk with you through your journey!