By Kelly Martini with contributions from Kendra Dunbar
In this mission study, youth will explore the three United Methodist missionary conferences: Alaska United Methodist, Oklahoma Indian Missionary, and Red Bird Missionary Conferences. This study will open the first of many doors into the world of mission for young people participating in the study.
It's up to those who want to be in mission to do it with those they came to serve— letting them lead the way. Whether it's Appalachia, Oklahoma, or Alaska, people who live there know their situation best and are engaged in vital ministries within their conferences. Focusing on mutuality in mission this four-session study highlights the experiences of those attended Youth 2015, a United Methodist Women-sponsored gathering that included young people from all three missionary conferences.
Participants will learn some of the history surrounding each conference, examine the social and economic justice issues that impact the people in each area, explore the richness of culture of the conferences, think of new ways to do mission, and engage with their counterparts in the missionary conferences.