Discover…Mission is a unique opportunity for young adults, ages 18-35, to engage in an intentional cultural immersion mission journey. The world is a big place, with its peoples brought together through the love and grace of God. How might you Discover….Mission? Check here to see if you qualify for a Discover…Mission scholarship.

Check out these two mission journeys for 2019! Request an application at


United Methodist Volunteers in Mission/North Central Jurisdiction is now accepting applications for Discover . . . Mission, China, scheduled for July 17-31, 2019. Leaders include Bishop Hee-Soo Jung (Wisconsin Area), Rev. David Newhouse and Mrs. Christy Newhouse.

The Discover . . . Mission, China-2018 is a journey in partnership with the China Christian Council/Three-Self Patriotic Movement (CCC/TSPM). The primary purpose of this journey is to connect with young adult Christians of China and learn about the work and witness of faith in the context of contemporary China. The itinerary expects to include briefings from CCC/TSPM, interaction with Christian leaders and leaders-in-training at leading Chinese seminaries, and working/learning alongside young Christians of the YMCA, the Amity Foundation, and local Christian congregations. The Discover . . . Mission, China-2018 journey will include experiences in Shanghai, Nanjing, and Beijing and include significant sites like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. Participants may elect to receive volunteers-in-mission leader training and certification as part of the journey experience.

Discover . . . Mission, China-2019 will depart from Chicago O’Hare on June 17 (arriving in Shanghai) and return to Chicago on July 3 (from Beijing.) Accepted team members will be responsible for personal expenses including travel immunizations, passport and visa, and transportation to and from Chicago O’Hare Airport. Payment must be complete by March 20 in order finalize airline reservations.

Discover…Mission: Detroit

July 28-August 3, 2019

WHO: Young Adults, ages 18-35, seeking an inner-city mission experience 

WHAT: Develop leadership skills, Cass Community food, housing, and community service and work with Motown Mission.

COST: $500.00 includes lodging, meals, and transportation from Chicago airport. $100 non-refundable deposit due by April 20, 2019. See information on application.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Dorm-style rooms at Cass Community United Methodist Church.

WHEN: Plan travel to Detroit Metro airport (DTW) with July 28 arrival no later than 2:00pm and August 3 departure no earlier than 11:00am.

TEAM LEADERS: Jody Pratt ( and Tammy Kuntz (

Discover…Mission: Peru

December 30, 2019 – January 10, 2020

WHO: Young Adults, ages 18-35, seeking a cultural immersion mission experience

WHAT: Develop leadership skills partnering with Peruvian young adults; light construction at Miramar and Ica Peru.

COST: $1,100.00 includes lodging, meals, and in-country transportation. Transportation costs to Peru are being determined.  See information on application.

LODGING: Miraflores Church in Lima

TEAM LEADERS: Jody Pratt ( and Lynnette Jordan (


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