People-to-People Calendar

Global Ministries invites you to explore these upcoming trips.

If you are wanting to host your own People-to-People Pilgrimage, you can find more information here

  • 2019 Leadership Program in Israel/Palestine

    Monday, March 25, 2019 through Monday April 8

    We invite pastors, church leaders, educators, and other professionals committed to the struggle for a just peace in Israel/Palestine to participate in this leadership experience. The aim of this program is to gain a deeper understanding of the current realities in Israel/ Palestine as well as to view the Holy Land through a new, biblical/theological lens. This opportunity is open for people already interested in the region, who are committed to making a difference and investing in hope.

    The program will explore the question: Where do we go from here on the journey toward peace, human rights and building bridges of understanding? The program will highlight the experience of courageous Palestinians attempting to build a future even in the face of occupation.

    The Palestinian Christian community in the 2009 Kairos document sent out a cry to the Christian community abroad saying “Come and See.” This invitation is even more urgent today, 51 years after the 1967 war. Come and see the facts on the ground, listen to diverse narratives, be inspired by ministries of hope, and consider future directions for advocacy and support. We hope you will join us for this ecumenical program of faith and learning!

    Host: The Reverend Dr. Mitri Raheb and Dar al Kalima University     Leaders: Mike Abel and John Lindner

    For more information and registration click here.


    For questions about this pilgrimage contact John Lindner at
  • 2019 Starpoint Reformed Young Adult Festival in Hungary

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 through Saturday July 27

    Every two years, thousands of young adults, ages 18 - 34, from all over the Carpathian Basin and international guests from around the world gather to worship, fellowship, and grow in faith with one another at the Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival. Each year, during the festival, young adults participate in various programs, including opening and closing worships, daily keynotes, round table discussions and workshops, and evening devotions and small groups.

    This year's theme is Unity, which will encourage young adults to think critically of “unity” in a wider context: fellowship within local communities, shared love as sisters and brothers in Christ, and much more. The young adult festival will begin on the afternoon of the 23rd of July in Debrecen, and it is recommended that delegates from the United States arrive earlier, on the 21st of July in Budapest.

    Program Outline:

    • 21-22 July, Special program in Budapest for international guests
    • 23-27 July, Starpoint Festival in Debrecen
    • 27 July, Afternoon Transfer back to Budapest
    • 28 July, Departure for home

    Click here to learn more about the festival. Participants from the Unites States are encouraged to contact Cathy Nichols at the information below. 


    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Cathy Nichols at
  • Young Adult Journey for Justice

    Saturday, July 27, 2019 through Sunday August 4

    The Joint Advocacy Initiative of East Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine invite international young people worldwide to the Journey for Justice in Palestine.

    Young adults between 17 and 30 years of age, from all over the world, in any background, religion or membership are welcomed to participate. 

    The Journey includes guided tours and visits into various areas and sites to witness life in Palestine with its heritage and culture. In addition, participants will attend professional presentations and discussions on key conflict issues, while interacting and living together with Palestinian young adult participants, to hear their stories & experiences of daily life, and dreams for the future.

    For more details about the Journey (including a schedule) with a Registration Form are available online.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Ibrahim Hannouneh at
  • Discovery Programme: Connecting Communities, Enabling Change

    The purpose of this program is to develop change-agents who are committed to a world where there is justice for all within a Community of Learning that takes pride in African thought, culture and worldview. It is an opportunity to connect, to learn and experience African culture.

    For questions about this pilgrimage contact Lorna B. Hernandez at