The 2016 Cooperative School of Christian Mission (Mission U) is a great educational opportunity for local churches across Greater New Jersey. Mission U provides a choice of either an economical educational weekend a one day workshop.  It is designed for those looking for in depth spiritual formation, dialogue, reflection and study and is co-sponsored by The United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey and the GNJ United Methodist Women. The Cooperative School of Christian Mission is for all -women, men, youth, children, pastors and friends! Make it a family retreat.

Opportunities as this year’s School of Christian Mission:

  • 3 day Resident school, July 15-17, at Georgian Court University, Lakewood NJ.
  • 1 day non-resident school on Saturday, July 23, at Arcola United Methodist Church, Paramus, NJ.
  • In depth studies options in Korean (Arcola UMC, Paramus), Spanish (GCU, Lakewood) and English (Lakewood and Paramus).
  • In-depth studies for adults, youth (Lakewood only) & children (Lakewood only).
  • Childcare is available for children 2.5 – 4 years old. Must register with an adult attendee.
  • Fair Trade Shop– 10,000 Villages is our fair trade opportunity. Items made by artisans around the world.
  • Pre-registration is required for the 3-day and 1-day options. No walk-ins accepted.
  • Study Books are available in advance by ordering from UMW Resource Center, or, on-site purchase at the Resource Room in the Arts and Sciences Building.
  • A volunteer choir will be formed, just check the “choir” box on your registration form.
  • Special Offerings: TBA
  • Ingathering: Weekend Groceries for Children. See brochure for list.
  • Mission u abides by Safe Sanctuary Guidelines.

Study Topics: 3 Day School – July 15-17, 2016

  • The Bible and Human Sexuality
    Study Leaders: Rev. Elizabeth Vaneekhoven and Rev. Vanessa Wilson
  • Creados para la felicidad: Entendiendo su vidu en Dios?
    Study Leader: Rolando Santiago
  • Latin America: People and Faith
    Study Leader: Maritza Gonzales
  • Climate Justice: Call to Hope and Action
    Study Leader: Davida Linsey-Harewood
  • Conference Study: The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small
    Study Leader: Nicole Caldwell-Gross
  • Children’s School: Climate Change
    Study Leader: Jazelis Burgos
  • Youth School: Climate Change
    Study Leader: Shona Roebuck

For more information contact:  Marcia Roebuck,  (973) 763-6035 or marciaroebuck@aol.com

Resources for this event

  • 2016 MissionU Brochure

    2016 MissionU Brochure

    This annual education opportunity is a way to offer effective mission ministry for local churches across the Greater New Jersey Conference. The GNJ of UMC and the GNJ UMW co-sponsor and coordinate these schools. Mission U is for all!

  • 2016 MissionU Registration Form

    2016 MissionU Registration Form

    This annual education opportunity is a way to offer effective mission ministry for local churcjes across thre Greater New Jersey Conference. The GNJ of UMC and the GNJ UMW co-sponsor and coordinate these schools. Mission U is for all!

Georgian Court University

900 Lakewood Ave
Lakewood Township,, NJ 08701