4-Conference Partnership – DC

Partner with 4 conferences to identify and cultivate “unusual suspects” age 21-28, not in candidacy, passionate about the Gospel who show signs of entrepreneurial leadership. 4-Conference Partnership – DC Location Jurisdiction – NEJ Annual Conference – Baltimore-Washington City, State – Washington, DC Leadership David McAllister-Wilson Award Amount $50,000 Purpose The Church cannot thrive without called[…]

Academy for Clergy Young in Ministry – CO

An Academy for Clergy Young in Ministry with group learning, individual coaching, and online community learning; growing the leadership of young clergy for transformational ministry. Academy for Clergy Young in Ministry – CO Location Jurisdiction – WJ Annual Conference – Rocky Mountain City, State – Greenwood Village, CO Leadership Youngsook Kang Award Amount $50,000 Purpose[…]

Accelerated Ministry Project – NC

The Accelerated Ministry Project (AMP) is designed to educate and cultivate leadership for the church from and among young adults. Accelerated Ministry Project – NC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Western North Carolina City, State – Charlotte, NC Leadership Stephen Cheyney Award Amount $100,000 Purpose AMP, fulfills each of the YCI priorities because[…]

Alcorn Wesley Foundation, RCM/RCW Covenant Group – MS

A six-twelve week covenant group for College Men (RCM) and Women (RCW) have accepted a vocation as clergy while pursuing their academic degree. Alcorn Wesley Foundation, RCM/RCW Covenant Group – MS Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Mississippi City, State – Lorman, MS Leadership Vera Hall Award Amount $5,000 Purpose The project purpose will[…]

App State Wesley Foundation, Curriculum – NC

The development of a curriculum series for college small groups that is grounded in the Wesleyan/UMC tradition. App State Wesley Foundation, Curriculum – NC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Western North Carolina City, State – Boone, NC Leadership Brad Farrington Award Amount $15,000 Purpose We believe this small group series embraces all four[…]

Baylor U Wesley Foundation, Internships – TX

Wesley Foundation students with potential gifts for ordained ministry in churches will intern in United Methodist churches and outreach ministries and reflect on their experiences. Baylor U Wesley Foundation, Internships – TX Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – Central Texas City, State – Waco, TX Leadership Katie Long Award Amount $12,000 Purpose College students[…]

BeADisciple Academy – KS

BeADisciple Youth/Collegiate Academy (BYA/BCA) provides a 24 week, online, disciple-making experience for high school and college students focusing on knowing God, self, and call. BeADisciple Academy – KS Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – Great Plains City, State – Winfield, KS Leadership Steve Wilke Award Amount $40,000 Purpose BYA/BCA exist to provide young people[…]

Becoming the Hands and Feet of Jesus – NC

“Becoming the Hands and Feet of Jesus” will provide college students two semesters of leadership experience ministering with the hungry through partnership with local congregations. Becoming the Hands & Feet of Jesus – NC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Western North Carolina City, State – Greensboro, NC Leadership Tom Herin Award Amount $21,900[…]

Bridgeworks Group Coaching – WY

Develop/conduct 8-month hybrid group coaching program to empower clergy to master vital interplay of group dynamics, congregational culture and communication styles for vibrant church development. BridgeWorks Group Coaching – WY Location Jurisdiction – WJ Annual Conference – Rocky Mountain City, State – Casper, WY Leadership Rebekah Simon-Peter Award Amount $50,000 Purpose UMC congregations are heirs[…]

Call Exploration Internships – OH

Our project is to deploy college-aged students in local churches with trusted clergy members to help them discern God’s calling upon their lives. Call Exploration Internships – OH Location Jurisdiction – NCJ Annual Conference – West Ohio City, State – Worthington, OH Leadership Rocky Riddle Award Amount $65,000 Purpose This project expansion fulfills the purpose[…]

Call Sunday Development – AL

The project will develop a curriculum for those who have completed confirmation that focuses upon hearing God’s call to ministry. Call Sunday Development – AL Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Alabama-West Florida City, State – Montgomery, AL Leadership June Jernigan Award Amount GBHEM Joint Project Purpose The purpose of this project is to[…]

Call Sunday Development – SC

Our project will concentrate on creating a culture of call at all levels of the United Methodist Church in South Carolina. Call Sunday Development – SC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – South Carolina City, State – Columbia, SC Leadership Megan Gray Award Amount GBHEM Joint Project Purpose Through this project we are striving[…]

Calling 21 – VA

To create opportunities for college students to explore a call to ministry in cross-cultural settings by funding predominantly nonwhite churches to host summer interns. Calling 21 – VA Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Virginia City, State – Glen Allen, VA Leadership Alison Rosner Award Amount $18,000 Purpose This project will prepare young people[…]

Calling Forward – IN

Three initiatives will encourage Iowa students to consider a career in the ministry: A fall retreat, a year-long mentoring program, and a summer internship program. Calling Forward – IN Location Jurisdiction – NCJ Annual Conference – Illinois Great Rivers City, State – Indianola, IN Leadership John Wilson Award Amount $37,020 Purpose Our project, Calling Forward,[…]

Claflin U Young Clergy Initiative – SC

The Claflin University Young Clergy Initiative will be a year-long ministry-discerning program for 50 rising high school juniors/seniors from South Carolina and the Southeast. Claflin U Young Clergy Initiative – SC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – South Carolina City, State – Orangeburg, SC Leadership Dr. Johnny Hill Award Amount $100,000 Purpose The purpose[…]

Claremont School of Theology Program – CA

We propose a new program collaboration with the California-Pacific and Desert Southwest Conferences to help youth and young adults discern their call to ministry. Claremont School of Theology Program – CA Location Jurisdiction – WJ Annual Conference – California-Pacific City, State – Claremont, CA Leadership Wendy Lee Award Amount $70,000 Purpose Our proposed project fulfills[…]

College Connection – FL

College Connection aspires to help high school students transition from youth ministry into campus ministry and help identify and support students called into ordained ministry. College Connection – FL Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Florida City, State – Lakeland, FL Leadership Tanner Smith Award Amount $14,100 Purpose The College Connection Retreat (CCR) is[…]

Columbia Program – TX

The Columba Program (TCP) at CUMC offers undergraduates a living-learning community in a new church plant; focused on spiritual formation, congregational leadership and community engagement. Columbia Program – TX Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – North Texas City, State – Plano, TX Leadership Renee Blanchard Award Amount $100,000 Purpose Baptismal identity is at the[…]

Conference Internship – WA

Grant funding will be used to establish school year-long and summer internships in local churches in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon-Idado, and Alaska annual conferences. Conference Internship – WA Location Jurisdiction – WJ Annual Conference – Pacific Northwest City, State – Des Moines, WA Leadership David Reinholz Award Amount $100,000 Purpose Creating a culture of call[…]

Defining Moments – VA

Defining Moments will give young people the opportunity to discern their call through spiritual discipline, including mentoring by young clergy, covenant groups, and Christian service. Defining Moments – VA Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Virginia City, State – Emory, VA Leadership Mary Briggs Award Amount $100,000 Purpose As United Methodists, we exist to[…]

Emerging Leaders Endowment – TX

Emerging Leaders Endowment will sustain, in perpetuity, the intentional cultivation of young, diverse, gifted clergy to serve as visionary leaders for The United Methodist Church. Emerging Leaders Endowment – TX Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – Texas City, State – Houston, TX Leadership Janice Huie Award Amount $100,000 Purpose The Texas Annual Conference embraces[…]

Exploration Retreat – SC

An annual Exploration Retreat weekend for youth who feel called into full-time ministry to discern God’s leading, learn about ministry options, and connect with others Exploration Retreat – SC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – South Carolina City, State – Columbia, SC Leadership Mandy Young Award Amount $20,000 Purpose The proposed Exploration Retreat would[…]

Field Education – NC

This project prepares and equips young seminarians to plant new faith communities by providing funded field education internships, intentional mentoring and ministerial formation. Field Education – NC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – North Carolina City, State – Durham, NC Leadership Rhonda Parker Award Amount $100,000 Purpose The YCI and Duke Divinity School share[…]

Financial Health Training – FL

Training young clergy to avoid and eliminate debt, utilize best practices for personal and church financial management, and to become models of faithful stewardship Financial Health Training – FL Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Florida City, State – Lakeland, FL Leadership Wayne Wiatt Award Amount $50,000 Purpose Reports indicate many seminarians incur high[…]

Flame Builders – NC

FlameBuilders is an innovative global faith-based lay leadership development institute for diverse young adults in the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church. Flame Builders – NC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Western North Carolina City, State – Greensboro, NC Leadership Cindy Thompson Award Amount $30,000 Purpose The UMC laments losing young[…]

Fossil UMC Internships – OR

Explore call through leading area youth and men’s ministries in rural central Oregan, supported by a partnership of camp and 5 congregations in the District. Fossil UMC Internships – OR Location Jurisdiction – WJ Annual Conference – Oregon-Idaho City, State – Portland, OR Leadership Lisa Hoefner Award Amount $5,000 Purpose Encouraging young adults to be[…]

FUMC Durango Internships – CO

A yearlong ministry mentorship, internship, and intentional living community program through the local church to spiritually, theologically, and practically equip young adults for vocational ministry. FUMC Durango Internships – CO Location Jurisdiction – WJ Annual Conference – Rocky Mountain City, State – Durango, CO Leadership Zackary Esgar Award Amount $43,600 Purpose FUMC Durango is excited[…]

Gammon Pathways – GA

The Gammon Pathways Program is designed to further recruit, equip, and train young African American and Ethnic clergy leaders for the United Methodist Church. Gammon Pathways – GA Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – North Georgia City, State – Atlanta, GA Leadership Albert Mosley Award Amount $100,000 Purpose The Gammon Pathways Program seeks to[…]

Global Leader Conversations – MD

Young Adult Clergy from different cultures working in ministry as global partners; developing mutual understanding; building on a common Wesleyan tradition and strengthening pastoral ministry. Global Leader Prep Conversations – MD Location Jurisdiction – NEJ Annual Conference – Baltimore-Washington City, State – Fulton, MD Leadership Sandra Ferguson Award Amount $15,000 Purpose This project fulfills the[…]

Hearing the Call, Supporting the Journey – IL

“Hearing the Call, Supporting the Journey” is a comprehensive program encouraging and supporting Latino/a, Hispanic youth and others in discerning their call to Christian ministry. Hearing the Call, Supporting the Journey – IL Location Jurisdiction – NCJ Annual Conference – Northen Illinois City, State – Evanston, IL Leadership James Noseworthy Award Amount $100,000 Purpose Hearing[…]

I Don’t Know Events – NC

District IDK (I Don’t Know) Events to encourage, prepare, assist, define, and guide youth who God is calling into some sort of vocational ministry. I Don’t Know Events – NC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Western North Carolina City, State – Charlotte, NC Leadership Jim Parsons Award Amount $34,000 Purpose The purpose of[…]

Immersion Residency – NC

Supervised Immersion Residency: One-year ministry immersion experience for college students who are discerning a vocation in ministry mentored by United Methodist clergy in local congregations. Immersion Residency – NC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Western North Carolina City, State – Charlotte, NC Leadership Preston Davis Award Amount $67,000 Purpose This project will fulfill[…]

INVE$T YC – NC

INVE$T YC will give young clergy tools, information, and processes to encourage holistic financial health and personal well-being to sustain a lifetime of effective ministry. INVE$T YC – NC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Western North Carolina City, State – Charlotte, NC Leadership Jessica Dayson Award Amount $54,160 Purpose INVE$T YC is intended[…]

Kalamazoo Wesley Foundation, EncounterMICall – MI

Expanding the Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo’s “Rethink Intern Program,” which places student leaders as local church interns, to six additional campus ministries sites across Michigan. Kalamazoo Wesley Foundation, EncounterMICall – MI Location Jurisdiction – NCJ Annual Conference – Detroit City, State – Flint, MI Leadership Paul Perez Award Amount $64,000 Purpose The purpose of the[…]

Kingston UMC, Internships – NJ

The Chaplains’ Corps approaches underserved campus communities as “laboratories for mission,” helping entrepreneurial students develop innovative and sustainable ministry “start ups” with congregations near campus. Kingston UMC, Internships – NJ Location Jurisdiction – NEJ Annual Conference – Greater New Jersey City, State – Kingston, NJ Leadership Kenda Dean Award Amount $99,975 Purpose The Chaplains Corps[…]

Lampstand Internships – NC

Preparing them to hear God’s provocative call to ordained ministry, Pfeiffer University students will perform “Lampstand Internships” with model entrepreneurial and missional United Methodist partners. Lampstand Internships – NC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Western North Carolina City, State – Misenheimer, NC Leadership Doug Hume Award Amount $77,885 Purpose The purpose of the[…]

Leadership Academy – CA

Create a year-long transformational Leadership Academy for young adult staff members considering seminary and who are committed to exploring a deep call to ordained ministry. Leadership Academy – CA Location Jurisdiction – WJ Annual Conference – California-Nevada City, State – Sacramento, CA Leadership Rick Eaton Award Amount $23,820 Purpose A summer on an SSP staff[…]

Ministerial Recruitment Institute – OH

MRI create time for teens to truly experience, hear from, question, respond to God and His call on their lives for a lifetime of ministry. Ministerial Recruitment Institute – OH Location Jurisdiction – NCJ Annual Conference – East Ohio City, State – Cleveland, OH Leadership Brian Smart Award Amount $15,000 Purpose The Ministerial Recruitment Institute[…]

Ministry Exploration Internships – NC

A 10-week ministry exploration experience for college students who are exploring a vocation in ministry mentored by United Methodist clergy. Ministry Exploration Internships – NC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Western North Carolina City, State – Charlotte, NC Leadership Sally Queen Award Amount $16,500 Purpose This project will provide a 10-week ministry exploration[…]

Ministry House – OH

Launch a second Ministry House (partnering with the Huber Heights House) to provide young clergy students opportunity to experience community-building ministry in a local neighborhood. Ministry House – OH Location Jurisdiction – NCJ Annual Conference – Illinois Great Rivers City, State – Huber Heights, OH Leadership Thomas Hanover Award Amount $22,000 Purpose Ministry House is[…]

Mission Experience for Young Adults – PA

A week-long mission trip for young adults (20s/30s) who are exploring a call to ministry; to build a support network and help those in need. Mission Experience for Young Adults – PA Location Jurisdiction – NEJ Annual Conference – Susquehanna City, State – Carlisle, PA Leadership Mira Hewlett Award Amount $5,800 Purpose As baptized members[…]

Missional Staff Positions – AL

To discover, develop, and deploy missional teams of young adults on campuses in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ who will change the world. Missional Staff Positions – AL Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – North Alabama City, State – Birmingham, AL Leadership Brian Erickson Award Amount $100,000 Purpose The North Alabama Conference[…]

Missional Wisdom Foundation – TX

Within a comprehensive curriculum, establish an educational program specifically for college students to facilitate discernment and understanding of roles, and call toward missional Christian leadership. Missional Wisdom Foundation – TX Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – Central Texas City, State – Southlake, TX Leadership Denise Crane Award Amount $100,000 Purpose At the Missional Wisdom[…]

New Ministry Apprentice Program – NJ

The New Ministry Apprentice Program provides a mentor-rich, cohort-based apprenticeship experience for seminarians assigned in teams to serve small congregations poised to start new ministries. New Ministry Apprentice Program – NJ Location Jurisdiction – NEJ Annual Conference – Greater New Jersey City, State – Trenton, NJ Leadership Varlyna Wright Award Amount $98,935 Purpose In addition[…]

OK Indian Missionary Think Tank – OK

To gather a group of young Native Americans for a think tank session to focus on issues important to their culture, church and lives. OK Indian Missionary Think Tank – OK Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – Oklahoma Indian Missionary City, State – Oklahoma City, OK Leadership David Wilson Award Amount $12,220 Purpose This[…]

Pembroke Institute – IL

The Pembroke Institute offers young people in low-income areas in Chicago an opportunity to experience theological education as a mode of discerning call to ministry. Pembroke Institute – IL Location Jurisdiction – NCJ Annual Conference – Northen Illinois City, State – Chicago, IL Leadership Michele Watkins-Branch Award Amount $40,000 Purpose The Pembroke Institute fulfills the[…]

Pilot Learning Lab – MO

A pilot-learning laboratory for college interns to engage in urban renewal of a downtown St. Louis worshipping congregation. Pilot Learning Lab – MO Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – Missouri City, State – St. Louis, MO Leadership Katrina Drew Award Amount $27,235 Purpose Within our UM Ordination liturgy we state, “Remember that you are[…]

Post-College Internships – NC

We hope to create a post-college internship program for six young adults, who will serve in a ministry setting and take classes at Duke Divinity. Post-College Internships – NC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – North Carolina City, State – Garner, NC Leadership Laura Ledford Award Amount $100,000 Purpose By virtue of our baptism,[…]

Project Transformation – TN

The Church and Community Fellowship Program will engage young adults in a year-long experience of hands-on ministry exploration and leadership development through local churches. Project Transformation – TN Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Tennessee City, State – Nashville, TN Leadership Courtney Aldrich Award Amount $100,000 Purpose Administered by Project Transformation Tennessee, the Church[…]

Project Transformation – TX

Project Transformation (PT) will develop the leadership and effectiveness of young adult clergy and recruit college interns for ordained ministry through urban church revitalization. Project Transformation – TX Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – North Texas City, State – Dallas, TX Leadership Eric Lindh Award Amount $100,000 Purpose Through creating a new director of[…]

QuadW Missional Internship – AL

The QuadW Missional Internship is an intense ministry experience for young people. Interns live and work in challenging communities, serving in ministry with partnering congregations. QuadW Missional Internship – AL Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Alabama-West Florida City, State – Mobile, AL Leadership Don Woolley Award Amount $86,000 Purpose Young people are prepared[…]

Racial-Ethnic Young People Engagement – GA

Develop and implement an intentional process and culture of call across NGUMC that identifies, equips, and nurtures racial-ethnic young people for transformational ordained ministry. Racial-Ethinc Young People Engagement – GA Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – North Georgia City, State – Peachtree Corners, GA Leadership Tonya Lawrence Award Amount $82,500 Purpose This project invites[…]

Radical Discipleship Academy – WV

A process of theological and spiritual formation for West Virginia youth, which develops young disciples committed to helping their congregations serve their local communities. Radical Discipleship Academy – WV Location Jurisdiction – NEJ Annual Conference – West Virginia City, State – Charleston, WV Leadership Krysta Rexrode Wolfe Award Amount $78,900 Purpose The Radical Discipleship Academy[…]

Raices Latinas Leadership Institute – MA

Addresses the urgent need for recruitment and formation of Latino/a leadership through vocational discernment, spiritual and theological formation, service learning, and robust nurturing of call. Raices Latinas Leadership Institute – MA Location Jurisdiction – NEJ Annual Conference – New England City, State – Boston, MA Leadership Cristian De la Rosa Award Amount $100,000 Purpose The[…]

Raleigh Wesley Foundation, Internships – NC

Deploy seminary interns on campuses in the Triangle area of NC to insure a distinctly Wesleyan heritage for cultivating faith and identifying potential young clergy. Raleigh Wesley Foundation, Internships – NC Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – North Carolina City, State – Raleigh, NC Leadership Kirk Oldham Award Amount $100,000 Purpose The Chaplain Corps[…]

Residential Context – OH

Bringing together resources of a seminary and a diverse local church, we will create a unique residential context where undergraduates explore their call to ministry. Residencial Context – OH Location Jurisdiction – NCJ Annual Conference – West Ohio City, State – Columbus, OH Leadership April Blaine Award Amount $20,000 Purpose This project will form a[…]

Southwestern OK State Wesley Foundation, Internships – OK

This project provides college students with short term internships in local congregations for the duration of 9 months(school year). The internship includes regular training. Southwestern OK State Wesley Foundation, Internships – OK Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – Oklahoma City, State – Weatherford, OK Leadership Elizabeth Horton-Ware Award Amount $12,000 Purpose The project encourages[…]

Summer in Ministry Fellowship – TX

The Summer in Ministry (SIM) Fellowship is a holistic experience in which college students (“Fellows”) can “try on ministry” through a paid pastoral internship. Summer in Ministry Fellowship – TX Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – North Texas City, State – Plano, TX Leadership Marti Soper Award Amount $92,300 Purpose The SIM Fellowship is[…]

Tarleton State Wesley Foundation, Internships – TX

Develop a ministry intern for the Wesley Foundation that will be a first opportunity into ministry for college students. Tarleton State Wesley Foundation, Internships – TX Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – Texas City, State – Stephenville, TX Leadership David McMinn Award Amount $12,000 Purpose The YCI has the purpose to prepare, assist, develop[…]

TCU Wesley Foundation, Holistic Campus Ministry – TX

Develop a holistic, Trinitarian approach to campus ministry that will be a part of the journey toward wholeness and vocational clarity for young adults. TCU Wesley Foundation, Holistic Campus Ministry – TX Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – Central Texas City, State – Fort Worth, TX Leadership Megan Davidson Award Amount $55,000 Purpose This[…]

The Exploration Project – MO

The Exploration Project will provide a local church learning laboratory for young adults to recognize, cultivate, and develop gifts and skills for fruitful ordained ministry. The Exploration Project – MO Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – Missouri City, State – Columbia, MO Leadership Amy Gearhart Award Amount $63,400 Purpose This project will change lives[…]

Theoretical Applied Practice – KY

Mentored multi-faceted ministry experiences combined with guided reflection enabling young adults to tap inherent giftedness for applied ministry solutions while considering ordained ministry as vocation. Theoretical Applied Practice – KY Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Kentucky City, State – Columbia, KY Leadership Terry Swan Award Amount $44,000 Purpose Project is entitled TAP, Theoretical[…]

Univ of Houston Wesley Foundation, Ministerial Internships – TX

Our project focuses on mentoring 2 University of Houston students to help them discern their call to ordained ministry. Univ of Houston Wesley Foundation, Ministerial Internships – TX Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – Texas City, State – Houston, TX Leadership Jackie Collins Award Amount $7,700 Purpose The UH Wesley Foundation Ministerial internship program[…]

UTD Wesley Foundation, Leadership Development – TX

Students will engage opportunities to explore ministry through participation in four retreats, a ministry internship, a leadership development training program, and a missional pilgrimage. UTD Wesley Foundation, Leadership Development – TX Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – North Texas City, State – Richardson, TX Leadership Brittany Burrows Award Amount $10,870 Purpose This project will[…]

Vocational Discernment Conference – IL

A four-day vocational discernment conference for high school and college students with follow-up correspondence over a six month period following the event. Vocational Discernment Conference – IL Location Jurisdiction – NCJ Annual Conference – Northen Illinois City, State – Naperville, IL Leadership Lynn Pries Award Amount $8,000 Purpose prepare young people to hear God’s call[…]

WKU Wesley Foundation, Barnabas Internship Prog – KY

The development of an internship for recent college graduates to explore ministry in church and extension ministry settings to inquire about ministry options. WKU Wesley Foundation, Barnabas Internship Prog – KY Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – Kentucky City, State – Bowling Green, KY Leadership Shea James Award Amount $18,000 Purpose The Barnabas Internship[…]

YCI Camping and Retreat Ministries – NY

Twelve young people will experience educational, programmatic, and administrative areas of learning to assist them in discerning a life of ministry including ordained ministry. YCI Camping & Retreat Ministries – NY Location Jurisdiction – NEJ Annual Conference – Upper New York City, State – Syracuse, NY Leadership Michael Huber Award Amount $26,690 Purpose This project[…]

Young Ad Internship – MN

Develop and increase the number of young clergy leaders for the Minnesota Annual Conference through a formational retreat and young adult internship program. Young Ad Internship – MN Location Jurisdiction – NCJ Annual Conference – Minnesota City, State – Minneapolis, MN Leadership Andrew Keck Award Amount $60,000 Purpose The project fulfills the purpose and priorities[…]

Young Preacher’s Festival – KS

A Young Preacher’s Festival to provide a strong network of resources and support for young people who desire to explore God’s call to ordained ministry. Young Preacher’s Festival – KS Location Jurisdiction – SCJ Annual Conference – Great Plains City, State – Leawood, KS Leadership Debi Nixon Award Amount $75,000 Purpose Developed to engage and[…]

Young Women’s Discernment Conference – WI

A conference for 1- young women to discern a call to ministry; 2- equip women of all ages to encourage young women into ministry. Young Women’s Discernment Conference – WI Location Jurisdiction – NCJ Annual Conference – Wisconsin City, State – Sun Prarie, WI Leadership Amanda Stein Award Amount $35,000 Purpose PURPOSE and PRIORITIES: Prepare[…]

Youth Theological Initiative – GA

To partner with UMC churches to recruit youth to attend YTI, in order to bring YTI’s successes in youth leadership development directly to the denomination. Youth Theological Initiative – GA Location Jurisdiction – SEJ Annual Conference – North Georgia City, State – Atlanta, GA Leadership Elizabeth Corrie Award Amount $100,000 Purpose With regard to YCI[…]