2012 Global Service and Learning Opportunities: Invitations from Partners

The following is a long to the current list of invitations from Partner Churches around the world, to participate in service and learning opportunities: http://www.united-church.ca/getinvolved/global/overseas/. This list is updated from time to time.

Living and working as mission personnel in a cross-cultural context overseas is a unique opportunity and offers many gifts and challenges. These challenges are best met by people who have a deep and growing Christian faith, who are flexible, mature, resourceful, and who can live with ambiguity. These persons have a healthy sense-awareness, the ability to deal with unusual circumstances and are able to handle occasional high levels of stress. They have a strong commitment to God’s mission of justice and peace for all, and particularly for those who are marginalized or oppressed. Know someone like this? Please encourage them to consider overseas mission service through The United Church of Canada.

We have an intensive screening process, which can take several months. Individuals pursuing the possibility of mission service overseas should start six months to one year in advance to explore such a ministry. As one of the first steps in the process, inquirers are asked to participate in a Mission Discernment Event (a spring date will be announced soon). Please urge any potentially interested individuals to be in contact with this office.

Peace,

Patti Talbot & Heather Spares