Apply for Global Young People’s Convocation 2018!

March 28, 2017

Watch the promo video for the 2014 GYPC in the Philippines

Youth and young adults in the New England Conference are invited to apply to join the Northeastern Jurisdiction delegation to the Global Young People’s
NEJ youth will gather
NEJ youth will gather to choose delegates  The delegate selection gathering will be July 14-16, 2017 at Dorranceton UMC in Kingston, PA.
Activities will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 14, and finish with a shared worship at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday at Dorranceton UMC. 
A final schedule will be made available soon. 
To register or get more information about the summer gathering, contact Ashley Dubois at or (802)233-5824. 
Deadline is June 5, 2016.
See the event flyer
Convocation (GYPC) 2018 that will take place on July 18-22 at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. #gypc2018​

GYPC is the global event for United Methodist young people.

It is held once every four years for the purpose of:
  • Celebrating the mission and vitality of young people in the United Methodist Church
  • Raising the joys and concerns of young people from the global community
  • Developing young people as leaders for effective ministry in local churches and communities of faith
  • Highlighting emerging trends in youth and young adult ministry
  • Providing a common forum that embraces the global reality of the church.
The GYPC also has a Legislative Forum, which is the venue for proposing and discussing legislation related to issues of concern to young people.

Youth applicants

Click the link to download the information letter and application for youth delegates to GYPC from the NEJ Council on Youth Ministries. 

Young adult applicants

Please be in touch with the office of Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, who will be convening a process with the NEJ Young Adult Council for choosing our young adult delegates.

Deadline is June 16, 2017. Questions? Contact Carl Gladstone, Deacon – YPM Regional Staff (Discipleship Ministries), at