Explorer Project

Explorer Project

Opening/Closing Date: 
November 22, 2019 to December 16, 2019
Anticipated Start Date: 
May 1, 2020

Explorer Project | 3 months | Honorarium |

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Are you 19‒25 years old and interested in exploring your call to ministry? Consider becoming an Explorer! Are you a community of faith that would like to host a young adult who is considering ministry? Consider becoming a Host Site!

May–August, 2020

An Explorer

  • Is hosted by a community of faith in a different regional council for three months, May–August, 2020
  • Is mentored by a United Church of Canada minister or other designated person in the host community of faith
  • Is given opportunities to use their gifts and skills in their host community, exploring their desired learning goals
  • Is provided with accommodation by the host community of faith and will receive a $5,000 honorarium upon completion of the project

Explorers must be:

  • Between 19 and 25 years old
  • Actively involved in giving leadership in their communities
  • Willing to travel to another part of Canada for three months between May 1 and August 31, 2020 (specific dates to be decided by Explorer and Host Site)
  • Considering ministry within The United Church of Canada


To apply to be an Explorer, please submit this form.

A Host Site

  • Hosts a young adult from a different regional council who is exploring their call to ministry leadership
  • Provides a mentor to work with and guide the Explorer (these young adults are not candidates and do not have a supervisor, but they do need someone to advise them as they explore their gifts and skills for ministry)
  • Provides a Host Committee of a minimum of three people to organize travel, accommodation, and support
  • Invites the Explorer into leadership opportunities within their community of faith that will help them explore their call to leadership and help them with their learning goals
  • Provides accommodation and meals for the Explorer over the three months they are hosting; each Host Site will be given $1,000 to help with these expenses

Host Sites must:

  • Provide a Host Committee of a minimum of three people to organize travel, accommodation, and support
  • Work with an Explorer to arrange travel, accommodation, and support
  • Be open and supportive of a young adult who is considering their call to ministry within a new community of faith different from the one in which they are current living and worshipping


To apply to be a Host Site, please submit this form

For More Information

For more information, please contact:

bcorlett [at] united-church.ca