Young Adult Service Corps

Young Adult Service Corps

Are you 21 to 30 years old?

Do you want to be a part of what God is doing in the world?

Are you ready for an experience that will transform your life?

Do you want to experience diverse cultures, make a spiritual commitment, and reflect on your vocational possibilities?

If your answer is “Yes!” then you are ready to serve with the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) in a one-year international mission assignment.

Applicants must have a high degree of maturity and possess a faith commitment, the willingness to be a humble guest, and the ability to be an authentic companion. The Young Adult Service Corps brings young adults into the life of the worldwide Anglican Communion and into the daily work of a local community.  At the same time, it brings the gifts and resources of the church into the lives of young adults as they explore their own faith journeys.

Among possible placements for 2017-2018 are Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Japan, Jerusalem, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, and Tanzania.

“The Young Adult Service Corps offers young adults the opportunity to live out their faith in new ways and different contexts,” commented Elizabeth Boe, Episcopal Church Global Networking Officer. “They commit to spending a year learning from and working, living, and praying with other Episcopal and Anglican communities around the world.”

The application for a 2017-2018 placement with additional information and instructions is available here.  The application deadline is Friday, January 6, 2017.

The Rev. David Copley, Episcopal Church Team Leader for Global Partnerships, noted, “YASC builds on the foundation of faith, knowledge, education, and experience that young adults bring with them when they serve and offers opportunities to be challenged and transformed by being fully present in another part of God’s world. Missionary service is first and foremost an act of faith and a way of being Church.”

For more information contact Grace Flint, Episcopal Church Staff Officer for YASC Programming, at gflint@episcopalchurch.org.

YASC blogs available at here.

Meet the 2016-2017 YASCers in this video here.