Young Adults Encouraged to Apply for World Council of Churches Stewards Programme

World Council AssemblyYoung Christians from around the world are invited to apply to the World Council of Churches (WCC) Stewards Programme for a 3 week hands-on learning experience at the WCC 10th Assembly from 23 October to 10 November 2013. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. Current High School Seniors, youth who will be 18 by the Assembly, are eligible to apply.

The WCC Assembly will take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, addressing the theme “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.”

Before the Assembly begins, stewards will follow an online and on-site ecumenical learning programme, exposing them to the key issues of the worldwide ecumenical movement.

During the Assembly stewards will assist in the areas of worship, plenary productions, documentation, communications and other administrative and support tasks.  Following the meeting, stewards will design ecumenical projects that they will implement in their churches and communities upon their return.

The WCC Assembly is the “supreme legislative body” of the WCC, and meets every seven years. 150 stewards will help to make this event happen.

Being a steward means hard work, but it is also a unique ecumenical experience of togetherness with other young people from different churches, countries and cultures.

Applicants are invited to send a completed application form to the WCC youth programme no later than February 7, 2013. Download the application form as pdf or as MS Word document.

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