Global Ministries is committed to offering opportunities for young adults from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ to engage in the work of the global church. As Global Mission Interns, long and short-term volunteers, and through advocacy, education, and travel experiences, young adults connect with sisters and brothers around the world in sharing their hopes, their realities, and their faith. For generations, young adults in UCC and Disciples churches have expanded their views of the world through connection with Global Ministries and her predecessors. These experiences have informed not only how they see the rest of the world but how they see themselves and how they live out their faith in service and ministry with others. Connection with the global church is a means to exploring both vocation and avocation.
"Becoming a GMI was a life changing experience. Along the way, my faith grew as I had to open myself up to discovering what parts of my faith were affected by my own culture, and how to open myself up to worshipping not only in other languages but with a spirit of unity, when traditions were different than my own. I went Bridgman ready to serve, but did not anticipate how so many young lives would affect my own. One of the greatest lessons I learned is missions is far more than serving. It is walking together being open to sharing in life's great and challenging moments."
- Carla, former volunteer and Global Mission Intern
Today, Global Ministries seeks to be faithful to this history and to build on this legacy as we move into the future. To ensure that young adults continue to have opportunities to connect with the global church, Global Ministries, together with notable generous donors, establishes the Global Ministries Endowment to Support Young Adults Engaged in Mission. This Fund provides a chance for all to contribute to future opportunities for young adults in both the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ to engage in global mission. Distributions from the Global Ministries Endowment to Support Young Adults Engaged in Mission will be used to support opportunities with both UCC and Disciples young adults including but not limited to Global Mission Intern positions, short and long-term volunteer assistance for young adults, travel opportunities for young adults, and young adult participation in events related to Global Ministries Advocacy efforts.
The Fund’s principal is held as a permanent fund of the Division of Overseas Ministries, and invested and allocated according to the policies that govern DOM’s endowment funds.
Gifts in for the Global Ministries Endowment to Support Young Adults in Mission may be given online or by check sent to:
P.O. Box 1986
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Please include the designation Young Adult Endowment on the check memo line, or in the "Comments" box if giving online.