United Methodist Volunteers in Mission/North Central Jurisdiction is now accepting applications for Discover . . . Mission, China-2018, scheduled for June 19 through July 2. Leaders include Bishop Hee-Soo Jung, Rev. David Newhouse and Mrs. Christy Newhouse. The Discover . . . Mission, China-2018 is a journey in partnership with the China Christian Council/Three-Self Patriotic Movement (CCC/TSPM).

The primary purpose of this journey is to connect with young adult Christians of China, and learn about the work and witness of faith in the context of contemporary China. The itinerary expects to include briefings from CCC/TSPM, interaction with Christian leaders and leaders-in-training at leading Chinese seminaries, and working/learning alongside young Christians of the YMCA, the Amity Foundation, and local Christian congregations. The Discover . . . Mission, China-2018 journey will include experiences in Shanghai, Nanjing, and Beijing, and include significant sites like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. Participants may elect to receive volunteers-in-mission leader training and certification as part of the journey experience.

Discover . . . Mission, China-2018 will depart from Chicago O’Hare on June 19 (arriving in Shanghai) and return to Chicago on July 2 (from Beijing). Accepted team members will be responsible for personal expenses, including travel immunizations, passport and visa, and transportation to and from Chicago O’Hare Airport. Payment must be complete by March 20 in order to finalize airline reservations. Cost for the first ten accepted team members (preference ages 18-28) is $3250 (double lodging) or $3706 (single lodging). The included international airfare component ($1065) is not guaranteed to stay this low for late applicants/accepted team members.

Applications may be requested via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications must include a $400 refundable deposit. View this flyer or visit the UMVIM NCJ website to learn more.