Young People Cohort

  • The purpose of this Young People Cohort is to provide an immersive learning experience at the conference designed for young people to deepen their understanding of peace and justice ministry. Due to a generous grant, the cost is $100 per member of the cohort. This price includes meals during the conference, but does not include lodging.
    The goals for the Young People Cohort are that members will learn the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, see how the Christian faith can respond, and have opportunities to discuss with Palestinian and American peers how they are being impacted.

    Details & Cost:

    • The conference will take place Monday, October 15 through Thursday, October 18.
    • It will be held at the Tower Hotel in Oklahoma City, where cohort members will stay during the conference.

    Application Process:

    • Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 25 at the start of the conference.
    • Complete Online Registration form below or click here for the a pdf version which must be filled out and sent to the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference Office. All applications must be submitted online, via email, or regular mail by August 31.

    Young People Cohort
    Online Application

  • Contact Info

  • Social Media Info

  • Education

  • (entering Fall 2018)
  • (if applicable)
  • Home Church

  • (if applicable)
  • Essay Prompts

    Please type your responses to these essay prompts and submit them with your application. Answers should be 150-300 words.
  • What exposure have you had to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Which aspects of the conflict speak to you the most?
  • How have you been involved in peace and justice ministry, or how do you want to be involved?
  • What do you hope to take away from this Cohort? How will you use what you take away in your faith journey or career?
  • References

    Please list two references that we may contact. For youth applicants, one reference must be a parent or guardian.
  • Reference 1

  • Reference 2


We are a community of evangelical Christians who believe that following Jesus with integrity means that our lives are formed by our love for God, the teaching of the Bible and a fearless life of discipleship in the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We believe that one of the first hallmarks of discipleship is love for both our own community and for our enemies. We wish to find Jesus at the center of everything we do and to make his life our life. Which means finding courageous love for Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews alike.


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