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Young Adult Missionary Internship (YAMI)

Launching Fall, 2019!

YAMI Director is Rev. Matt Shields

The Young Adult Missionary Internship is a Christian missionary program for young adults (ages 19-25) to experience life as a missionary in a cross-cultural context.  They will be supported by a discipleship team and the me, the program director, to help them reflect on their experiences and discern what God is calling them to do with their lives.

The Missionary Internship is a yearlong program that includes orientation in the United States, 11+ months of cross-cultural mission and volunteer work, and a period of reflection back in the U.S. 


The goals of the Missionary Internship are:

  • That young adults would grow in Christian faith through cross-cultural experiences that expand their understanding of who God is, what God is doing around the world, and how they fit into God’s mission.

  • That young adults would live out that faith through sacrificial service to others.

  • That young adults would grow as future mission-minded leaders of the church, possibly pursuing lifelong vocations as cross-cultural missionaries or pastors in the U.S. 


For more information, or to receive and application for fall, 2019, write