Ecumenical Stewards Programme for 2020 Central Committee in Geneva, Switzerland

Ecumenical Stewards Programme for 2020 Central Committee in Geneva, Switzerland

Opening/Closing Date: 
October 31, 2019 to November 20, 2019
Anticipated Start Date: 
March 12, 2019
Description

World Council of Churches Stewards at Central Committee 2014
World Council of Churches Stewards at Central Committee 2014
Credit: 
WCC
Pilgrim in Mission | March 12 – 25, 2020 | $500 | Young Adults (ages 18-30)

The United Church of Canada is encouraging young people to apply to serve as an Ecumenical Steward with the Stewards Programme for the 2020 Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, to be held March 12 – 25, 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Stewards Programme brings together a dynamic and diverse group of 20 young people from different backgrounds, churches and regions all over the world. The Stewards “work, pray and sweat” together. They arrive in Geneva a few days prior to the Central Committee Meeting proper to learn about the ecumenical movement. At the Central Committee meeting, the work done is often exhausting, intense and under pressure of short deadlines. The main areas of tasks to be carried out are: floor management, documentation, communications, interpretation, worship and other tasks such as general administration, sorting mail, delivering messages, etc.

You can explore more about the Stewards Programme on the World Council of Churches website.

TIMING

March 12 – 25, 2020 (not including travel time)

LOCATION

Geneva, Switzerland

COST

$500. This can be a combination of personal contribution and contributions from others. The balance of in-country program, flight and travel insurance costs will be covered by The World Council of Churches and The United Church of Canada.

People in Partnership believes that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in their programs. If the cost of an opportunity presents a barrier, please contact us at pip [at] united-church.ca  to find out more about alternate means of resourcing and financial support.

APPLICANT PROFILE

  • Young adult ages 18 –30
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to, and active engagement in, The United Church of Canada (locally, regionally and/or nationally
  • Ready and eager to work hard, be patient, work well with a team of people from other countries and cultures in an intense and sometimes exhausting role
  • Willingness to speak to United Church groups about this ecumenical global experience and its impact on their faith journey
  • Have a valid passport that does not expire before end of September 2020

As the full team, the World Council of Churches desires to select a group of dynamic and diverse young people from different backgrounds, churches and regions from all over the world.

OUTCOMES

  • Written piece (about 400 words) summarizing the experience, with 5 hi-res pictures and/or alternate communications to share the experience as developed with PIP staff
  • Four speaking engagements to UCC communities of faith or ecumenical gatherings about the experience. People in Partnership will include you on their posted Speakers List.
  • Ongoing engagement in ecumenical collaboration
To Apply

 Application is a two step process. 

1st Step:  Apply for recommendation from The United Church of Canada (General Council Office). Deadline: November 20, 2019. Apply directly to pip [at] united-church.ca 

 In one email please send: 
1. Completed WCC Application – Download here. 
2. Recent curriculum vitae/resume 
3. Letter of recommendation from your Church and/or name of General Council Office staff person who can serve as a reference.  The letter of recommendation should speak to your involvement and commitment in the church, gifts you bring, ecumenical experience and also include a commitment of the church and plan of action to support you and your growth after the programme.   

Upon review, letters of recommendation from The General Council Office of The United Church of Canada will be prepared. Letters will be sent to approved applicants.   

2nd Step: Apply to World Council of Churches Stewards programme 
Deadline: December 1, 2019. Apply directly to World Council of Churches at youth [at] wcc-coe.org (). 

Then, in one email, please send: 
1. Completed WCC Application (above) 
2. Recent curriculum vitae/resume 
3. Letter of Recommendation from The United Church of Canada (1st step) 
4. Letter of Recommendation from your ecumenical body (an ecumenical group – local, regional or national – with which you have been involved) 
5. A photocopy of passport or identity card. 

Early applications are encouraged to allow more time for processing. 

The United Church of Canada is committed to equity, diversity, justice, and to creating a positive and supportive environment for people of all identities and backgrounds. ALL qualified people are encouraged to apply! 

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