Young Adult Opportunities

National Benevolent Association XPLOR program

2016YoungAdultOpptyXPLOR Group LaboratoryNBA XPLOR partners young adults with Disciples congregations and the communities in which they serve. During this 10-month residency, young adults aged 21-30 have the opportunity to live simply in community, engage in direct service and justice work, unleash their leadership potential, and spiritually discern their vocations. Through this experience, we pray XPLOR Residents will sense the gravitational pull of their faith, develop hearts for care and service, and discern how to focus their life’s work. Watch videos on YouTube playlist. Find out more

Disciples Volunteering Summer Mission Interns

Disciples Volunteering seeks applicants for summer internships, to serve with mission partners across the country. With a primary focus on leadership development, interns may host volunteer groups in mission settings, face cross-cultural issues, engage diverse groups of people, serve in hands-on mission experiences through the church, provide leadership within a congregational setting, and help church groups make justice connections between the mission site and their home churches. Find out more

Global Missions Interns

Young people jumping 2016GlobalMissionInterns2The Global Mission Intern program invites you to challenge yourself in a one to three year international mission service opportunity. As you offer yourself in service, you will also learn more about yourself, your relationship with God, and your place in God’s world. You will build relationships that will change the way you look at the world. You will be a part of a growing group of young adults who have been transformed by these experiences and will provide you a new community on return. You will come back from your year in mission equipped to provide a global perspective on issues facing the church in our hurting world today. Find out more

Disciples Peace Interns

For more than 35 years, DPF’s Peace Intern program has provided a vital witness for peace within church camps and other youth events of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. Peace Interns are young adults who provide educational and program support at church camps and other church-related assemblies and events about peace and justice issues, serving as counselors and resource people, and modeling the lifestyle of peacemakers for youth and adults alike. Find out more

Higher Education and Leadership Ministries Fellows

Fellows participate in annual retreats providing an opportunity to share with one another and strengthen their newly learned skills. Additionally, Fellows will have the opportunity to engage other Fellows through virtual meetings and discussions, prepare and present presentations on relevant topics, and meet with the most creative and faithful leaders from across the whole church. Find out more

Young Adult Commission of Disciples Home Missions

If you are between the ages of 18 and 33 and are interested in connecting and empowering young adults to engage in the ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), you can fill out a PDF application to serve on the Young Adult Commission. Go here to see the expectations for those who serve on the committee.