Global Ministries welcomes churches to consider prayerfully the idea of taking a journey to meet our partners in person. A mission pilgrimage is a transforming experience through which participants share themselves and receive God's love in a new way. Participants take common steps of faith in walking with our partners, sharing their joys, understanding their challenges and experiencing their unique connection to our wider church.
It is through the People-to-People program, that your local church can connect with our partners and share with them their work and witness. Through the Global Ministries People-to-People Pilgrimage Program, your church can:
In mutuality, we will walk humbly toward the future of God's work by walking together sharing our lives, hopes, struggles and faith.
Through the Global Ministries People-to-People Pilgrimage Program, you will receive the assistance of a national staff person—the Program coordinator—throughout the duration of the implementation process. This individual will be available to...
In solidarity, we will walk humbly toward the future of God's work through the lives, hopes, struggles and faith of people around the world.
The People-to-People Pilgrimage Program is a service to make your pilgrimage a true opportunity to share in a journey with our partners. Following are a few of the initial steps that can help move your pilgrimage forward:
Tell us your story! It's a joy to learn of the connections that you have nurtured in mission. If you have already planned a pilgrimage through another agency, you are invited to contact us and share highlights of your pilgrimage. If you have not yet traveled, consider visiting a missionary or a Global Ministries partner in the country to which you are traveling.
|People to People Pilgrimage Resources|
Initial Response Form
People to People brochure [English]
People to People brochure [Spanish]
Study Trip Opportunities
People-to-People Pilgrimage Leader Manual
Hints for a Successful Pilgrimage
How to Send Funds to Trip Partners
Article on Multicultural Learning
Mission Trip Resource Listing
CDC travelers' health website (search by country)
International giving guidelines
International Youth Pilgrimages
Guidelines for taking photographs in another culture