Apply to join September Spiritual Pilgrimage to South Korea

From the 2014 pilgrimage.

December 19, 2015

Have you ever thought about how different cultures interpret the message of Jesus Christ?
Are you interested in exploring new places and listening to other peoples’ stories?
Do you enjoy 17-hour flights and layovers?
If you said yes to at least two of these three of these questions, then we have an opportunity for you.
In celebration of the diversity of Christian expression around the world, the New England Annual Conference is sending a delegation of laity and clergy to South Korea for a spiritual pilgrimage from Sept.19-27, 2016. 
It has been more than 130 years since the protestant faith was brought to Korea, and this spiritual pilgrimage offers the unique opportunity to see how Methodism helped to define a distinctly Korean-Christian spirituality out of Korea’s painful history of subjugation. The purpose of this spiritual pilgrimage is to understand and learn from the missionary spirit, evangelical zeal, radical hospitality, and deep prayer lives of the Korean church. Participants will fly to South Korea, stay at a mission-centered church, participate in daily spiritual practices, attend lectures, visit churches and museums, hear testimonials, and sightsee.
The spiritual pilgrimage costs $1,500, which covers your airfare and gratuities for hosts and donations to any mission sites we may visit. Rooms, meals, transportation (including to and from the airport) and fees during the trip are all covered by the BuPyeong Methodist Center. You may want to bring money for shopping and sightseeing.
Laity and clergy from the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church may apply. We particularly encourage young adults and lay people who feel moved by God to take part in this spiritual pilgrimage to apply.

Deadline to apply has been extended through March 31, 2016
To apply for this exciting and spirit-filled pilgrimage, please complete the following application and send to both Steve Dry ( and Geisa Matos-Machuca (