Mission of Peace

NEJ Contact
MOP Coordinator
Ted Anderson
(585) 223-9560
New England applications
should be sent to
Erica Robinson-Johnson
New England Conference
276 Essex St.
Lawrence, MA 01842

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.

On each MOP, participants worship in churches, meet youth in churches and civic organizations and share with people who have a similar longing for peace and understanding. 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

Information sheet and application for MOP to Philippines 2019

2019 Mission of Peace to Philippines

The approximate dates are Dec. 28, 2018 to Jan. 15, 2019. The estimated cost per participant is $5,200.

Information sheet and application for MOP to Philippines 2019

Applications for the 2019 MOP are due March 30, 2018. Applications should be returned to:
Director of Connectional Ministries/Assistant to the Bishop Erica Robinson-Johnson