Mission of Peace

Northeastern Jurisdiction Contacts
NEJ MOP Coordinators
Heather Stierheim & Ted Anderson
  5681 Main St.
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 634-4800 
New England applications
should be sent to
Erica Robinson-Johnson
New England Conference
411 Merrimack St.
Methuen, MA 01844

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2021 Mission of Peace to China - postponed

The 2021 Mission of Peace has been postponed by a year (approximate dates would be Dec. 27, 2021 to Jan. 15, 2022).

Those who applied in 2020 will be eligible to participate in the upcoming Mission of Peace.

Information for those who wish to apply for this rescheduled journey will be published when it becomes available. 

About the Mission of Peace

The Mission of Peace (MOP) is a yearly journey of discovery and shalom to nations in our global community sponsored by the Northeastern Jurisdictional Council on Youth Ministries of The United Methodist Church.

Each year, every Annual Conference in the jurisdiction may select up to four high school youth to share in this experience.

Youth have visited China, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Nicaragua, Guyana and Cuba as well as Russia and Eastern Europe.

It is primarily a people-to-people experience in which we learn from our hosts how they live as disciples of Jesus Christ in their country. It is a journey of discovering God’s Shalom.

Each youth who journeys on the Mission of Peace must raise the money to support his/her MOP and is expected to share their experience at least five times upon returning.

Read more about MOP's history and mission

Hear from past participants

Sarah Ames and Camryn Davies went on the 2016 Mission of Peace to China - read about their experiences: