Apply Now to Participate in the Young Leaders Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Apply Now to Participate in the Young Leaders Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Young People’s Ministries is organizing a group of young leaders—one from each jurisdiction or central conference—to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We are accepting applicants until December 1, 2017.

Event Information

  • This pilgrimage is open to young leaders (18-35 years old) in the United Methodist Church.
  • One applicant from each jurisdiction or central conference will be accepted.
  • All participants selected for the Pilgrimage will have their lodging and program registration paid for by Young People’s Ministries. Participants from the United States would be responsible to reserve and pay for their own travel to and from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) Participants from the Central Conferences would pay a $300 travel deposit to Young People’s Ministries and YPM would then arrange and pay for their travel to Tel Aviv.
  • Applicants will be notified of the result by December 20, 2017.
  • Exact itinerary is still being finalized. The trip will be 8-10 Days in length and take place during the last week of May 2018 and the first week of June 2018.

Requirements to apply

  • Applicants must be current members of the United Methodist Church.
  • You should be a young leader in your jurisdiction or Central Conference age 18-35.
  • Ask your Bishop or District Superintendent to sign an endorsement form. We need this form for your application to be considered. A sample endorsement form can be downloaded below.
  • Because we don’t have the capability for translation during the pilgrimage, applicants need to be able to converse well in English.
  • Deadline for applications is on December 1, 2017
  • Questions? If you are from a U.S. jurisdiction, please send an email to; if you are from a central conference outside of the U.S., please send an email to

Download the sample endorsement form here (PDF).

Begin your application below, or by following this link.

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