Micah Corps

2017 Micah Corps interns

Maddie Johnson, co-coordinator, Deb Metcalf, co-coordinator, David Emile, Primerose Emile, Millie Flores, Nabii Gatobu, Kidest Ketema, Roy Koech, Mary Korch, Ahlam El Mernissi, Paige Thompson and Austin Wall.

All 2017 Micah Corps Internship positions are filled.

 

The Great Plains United Methodist Micah Corps program is based on Micah 6:8: Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God.

This summer intern program is designed to give young adults opportunities to:

  • grow in their spiritual walk with God
  • link faith with social justice action
  • learn from social justice experts in Nebraska, Kansas and Washington, D.C.
  • strengthen leadership skills, and
  • connect with Great Plains United Methodists across Nebraska and Kansas

Wholistic discipleship includes direct service (charity), education and justice work. Interns do all three with a special emphasis on justice work. Shane Claiborne helps with this image: “We give people fish. We teach them to fish. We tear down the walls that have been built up around the fish pond. And we figure out who polluted it.”  

- Shane ClaiborneThe Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical 

Most of the summer's experiences are framed around tearing down the walls (of poverty, environmental degradation, violence, nativism and food scarity) that have been built up around the fish pond and figuring out who polluted it.

Check out the videos made by the 2014 Micah Corps interns, the 2015 Micah Corps interns and the 2016 Micah Corps interns to get an idea of their experiences!

Also, enjoy Micah Corps' Facebook, Twitter and blog at Micahcorps.wordpress.com. You can also read about Micah Corps in:

GPconnect (weekly email) GPconnect (quarterly magazine)

This internship is for young adults post high school through 23 years of age. Preference is given to Great Plains United Methodists.

The internship includes going in-depth in five social justice issues: 

Poverty Environment Immigration Peace/Nonviolence Food Security

 

View more information about youth group activities created by the 2015 Micah Corps interns. 

Interns learn through a variety of experiences, some hands-on and others through travel, interviews, book discussions and lively team discussions. Prayer methods that the interns practice throughout the summer include: Lectio Divina, Centering prayer, walking the labyrinth, spiritual journaling and music prayers.  

The team's home base is in North Omaha, but they travel across Kansas and Nebraska to share with local congregations and youth groups. To be a part of the team young adults need to be comfortable with living out of a suitcase and having a varied work schedule (not the typical Monday-Friday 9 to 5 job).

For more information, contact TruDee Little, at tlittle@greatplainsumc.org, 316-684-0266.

Social justice activities for youth groups

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