One Month Mission
Register for mission
Since the year 2000, the Jesus Youth movement has been using the tagline “A missionary movement at the service of the Church”. This tagline has been the heart and soul of every JY initiative and endeavour. It has also been the moving force behind each creative idea evolved to make the Good News more relevant to young people. The missionary face of the movement has been quite evident right from its beginning 25 years ago. And over the years this missionary fervour has manifested in two different ways - as the Church seeks of its people. Firstly many left their homelands for unknown countries for the sake of the Gospel; to make Christ known to the people. And the presence of the movement in 25 different countries in such a short span of time is the result of this going-out. Secondly though not everyone has the call to leave, all baptised Christians certainly have the primary responsibility to bloom where they are planted, i.e. engage in missionary activities in their own life situations and spread the Good News to the people around them.
Every Jesus Youth is encouraged to discern his/her missionary call and work in that direction. There are three types of mission one can have:
1. Personal ministry/mission
This is the first and basic call that one receives based on one’s charisms, strengths and talents. And hence this call will vary from person to person. Personally interceding for others, following up new people until they are integrated into the movement, bringing up leadership, discipling others, personal visits to the needy and the poor, etc. are some examples. One's personal mission will continue throughout one's lifetime, although the expression of this call may vary from one phase to another. This call can be expressed within the movement or outside (although mostly it is related to the movement).
2. Community based ministry/mission
In this, one person joins others with similar life situations/charisms to minister to others. Most of the community based ministries in the movement have developed from a personal ministry. But it is not compulsory that all the individual ministries should become community ministries.
3. Given ministry/mission
The movement also asks individuals to take up certain time-based commitments for its growth and betterment. These can be office-based, such as Co-ordinatorship, responsibility of certain projects, etc. This ministry will be entrusted only with the people who have the first two and it is certainly these mission options which move the movement forward and keep it alive in the Spirit.
At the finale of the movement’s Silver Jubilee, we were saying that one can be identified as a Jesus Youth only if one is a missionary. A fruit of this renewed focus on mission in the Jubilee Year has been the One Month Mission project which we must use as a springboard to renew our missionary enthusiasm. Here, members are encouraged to sign up for mission commitment as individuals or if married, as families. The commitment should be for at least one month and can be opted for during any of the months between April and August in the years from 2012 to 2020. Once you register your commitment, you may be placed in any one of our mission centres around the world based on your preferences and charisms. The expenses incurred for travel and for maintaining your self/family during this one month will be borne by you. This One Month Mission is a unique initiative and for certain, it will bring blessings for our families and the whole movement as we venture out for His greater glory.
Register for mission
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