The School of Christian Mission has changed its name to Mission u 2013: Learning Together for the Transformation of the World.
The dates for Mission u are:
- Weekday session: Tuesday, July 23 through Friday, July 26
- Saturday Sampler: Saturday, July 27
Mission u is the primary mission education event for the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church and is planned and implemented by United Methodist Women of Indiana.
The 2013 Mission u will be held at DePauw University in Greencastle. This year’s studies are:
- Spiritual Growth: “Living Sacramentally, Walking Justly”
- Geographic: “The Roma of Europe” (2013 and 2014)
- Social Issue: “Poverty” (2012 and 2013) – One of the participants at School of Christian Mission last summer wrote this skit: “The Poverty Study” and offers it for use by UMW local organizations.
In addition to the adult programming for ages 17 years and up, there are two components for youth and children. YoPeMiCa (Young Peoples Mission Camp) for middle and high school aged youth and ChiMiCa (Children’s Mission Camp) for ages 3 and up. Childcare is also provided.
The youth and children’s studies parallel the adult studies to create an intergenerational program. Studies are always Biblically grounded, promote spiritual growth, educate and challenge participants to become more actively engaged in mission.
ChiMiCa: mission event for children ages 3 years through 5th grades (completed) is an exciting opportunity to go to camp with their mom or grandma and learn about mission. Children enjoy crafts, games, and indoor and outdoor learning activities while adults are in their studies.
YoPeMiCa: Middle school and senior high youth will have the opportunity to participate in the mission studies, share in meaningful worship, games, recreation and build friendships that will last forever.
Each year Mission u students have a Hands-on Mission Project connected with the school. This year students will gather feminine hygiene products for use at Operation Classroom locations. Those who enjoy sewing are invited participate to make the reusable pads. For those who don’t sew, instructions for alternative items will be announced later.
The 2012 studies will now be used in the local churches and districts for programming and study. Several Districts include “Mini-Schools” in their programming. Study books are available for purchase from the UMW Mission Resource Center (www.umwmissionresources.org) and the accompanying AV materials can be borrowed from the Indiana Conference UMC Media Center.
Learning Together for the Transformation of the World.