New Wilmington Mission Conference

Summer service

Summer Service is an opportunity for a select group of young adults to experience mission first hand.  Each year a small group is chosen to spend 6 weeks experiencing a different culture and engaging in short term mission projects.

Summer Service has been in existence for over 60 years.  Teams have traveled far and wide to many international locations, and some have also been called to serve within the United States.  With a variety of itineraries and in cooperation with many different kinds of missions, Summer Service teams have found that following their service, their lives have never been the same.

This scholarship program provides an opportunity to travel and serve in any one of a variety of locations around the globe.  Those selected typically are accompanied by a team leader and work with long term in-country missionaries as well as indigenous partners.  The team returns just in time to share their experiences with the New Wilmington Mission Conference Family.  Details about eligibility and instructions about how to apply can be found below.

How to Apply

  • Eligible young adults are at least one year out of High School, and not yet 24 years old as of August 1st of the year they are interviewing.
  • Applications begin with an interview during the week of the New Wilmington Mission Conference the summer before the intended travel.  Applicants must be in attendance at the New Wilmington Mission Conference during the week they plan to interview.  Those who are only attending part-time during the week of their interview should have attended a previous conference in its entirety. 
  • During the interview, interested participants will be advised by the Summer Service Committee of the next steps in the process.  Typically applicants will be asked to email the Committee Chair to request an application packet.  Application packets include essay questions and faith statements, as well as request for references, a pastor’s recommendation, and a physician’s release.
  • Applications are to be completed and returned by September 1st.  Only applications that are received in-full will be considered.  
  • Applications are reviewed by the Summer Service Committee and selected participants are notified by telephone following the fall meeting of the NWMC Board of Managers. 
  • Selected participants are responsible for the financial obligations of obtaining a passport, acquiring needed vaccinations, and arranging for travel to and from New Wilmington.