Residency In Mission Program (RIM)
The next generation of Christian leaders will face challenges in faith-sharing that are foreign to the previous generations of pastors. The increase of secularization in the West, the diminished role of the church in many parts of the world, and the effects of religious pluralism will create new landscapes in evangelism and mission that we have not seen before. It is vital to invest in the next generation of leaders to help prepare them for an increasingly global, multi-cultural ministry context.
To help meet this challenge, World Methodist Evangelism is launching our Residency In Mission program. RIM is designed to foster evangelistic and missional engagement and learning among young adults in the Wesleyan Family through intentional service, guided mentorship, and robust theological reflection. This pilot program will begin in New Zealand in August of 2019. The twelve-month internship provides opportunities for host ministries to strengthen the work in their local contexts, while offering Residents an environment in which to grow in their ministry service.
We are proud to introduce one of our Residents, Miss Eliza Edge. A life-long United Methodist, Eliza is projected to graduate from the University of Cincinnati in May 2019. She will serve with leaders of the Wesleyan Church of New Zealand during her RIM placement.
We are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 RIM program through 15 March 2019. To learn more, to apply, or to meet Eliza visit www.ResidencyInMission.org